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Andrea Lee Negroni

Of Counsel

  • p. 202.349.8032
  • f. 202.349.8080
  • alnegroni@buckleysandler.com

Biography

Andrea Lee Negroni is an attorney in the field of financial services regulation and an advisor to companies in the area of outsourcing and offshoring business and legal services.

She was previously an officer at a national residential mortgage company and later, an executive officer at a national real estate asset management and disposition firm. She is a frequent speaker at conferences of the American Conference Institute, Mortgage Bankers Association and other professional and industry associations. Ms. Negroni has also presented at conferences sponsored by Thomson Reuters and the Texas Bar Association. Ms. Negroni has conducted due diligence reviews of several independent mortgage companies prior to their acquisitions or IPOs. She has conducted 50-state surveys of virtually every substantive area of regulatory compliance of interest to residential mortgage lenders. Under a USAID contract, Ms. Negroni advised the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Slovakia on the implementation of a private mortgage banking system in that country. In 2007, she completed a tour of several business process outsource (BPO) and legal process outsource (LPO) companies in India and later addressed several industry groups considering outsourcing of core business functions. Ms. Negroni is approved as a Dispute Resolution Arbitrator by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). She is adjunct associate professor of law at American University’s Washington College of Law and a Fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers.

Ms. Negroni has served as a member of the Advisory Council of the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators (AARMR) and on the Board of Governors of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Metropolitan Washington. She is the author of Residential Mortgage Lending: State Regulation Manual and Residential Mortgage Lending: Brokers, and a co-author of Pratt’s State Regulation of Second Mortgages and Home Equity Loans. She is also the author of Introduction to Mortgage Lending, Second and Third Editions, published by the American Bankers Association (ABA). She has written more than 50 articles on consumer credit regulation and related subjects, which have appeared in a variety of professional publications.

Before joining BuckleySandler, Ms. Negroni was a partner with Goodwin Procter. From 1992-2000, she was the founder and managing partner of Negroni & Kromer, PLLC, a Washington, D.C.-based law firm representing financial institutions, including mortgage and real estate companies, Internet-based loan originators, consumer credit lenders, commercial banks and thrifts, and their holding companies. Ms. Negroni was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award in 1997 from the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators, and the Vincent Reed Award in 2012 from the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. She received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and her B.A. from Emory University.

Publications

Andrea Lee Negroni & John P. Kromer, Residential Mortgage Lending: Brokers (West Group 2000-2012).

Andrea Lee Negroni, John P. Kromer & Mary Pfaff, Residential Mortgage Lending: State Regulation Manual (West Group 1998-present).

Meltdown Pushes More Fiduciary Duties on Brokers
Mortgage Banking, October 1, 2010

Jeremiah S. Buckley & Andrea Lee Negroni, Introduction to Mortgage Lending, 3rd Edition (American Bankers Association 2009).

Mortgage Brokers -- What Fiduciary Duties Exist?
Mortgage Banking, October 1, 2007

Translating Disclosures for the Hispanic Market, the Benefits of Translating Key Documents
December 12, 2004

Expediting Payoff Statement Delivery: Compensible "Special Service" or Unlawful Fee?
Servicing Management, December 1, 2004

Risky Business: State Regulation of Money Transmitters
CLEAR News, March 6, 2003

Marketing Mortgages En Español
Mortgage Banking, August 1, 2002