Features Mortgage Banking

Robert Anderson – Peoples Mortgage

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Robert Anderson remembers the day in 1970 when he moved into his  apartment on the campus of Arizona State University for his senior year. Along with his friends and roommates, Stan Morris and Steve Padilla, Anderson quickly embraced his unfettered freedom by spinning vinyl late into the night—Santana’s “Black Magic Woman” was a favorite—and ordering […]

LeAllen Frost – Mr. Cooper

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As the vice president and associate general counsel in charge of litigation for Mr. Cooper, LeAllen Frost has the dual role of managing the outside counsel that argues cases for the company and addressing important internal company matters. “In my role, I get to manage significant litigation, which has always been enticing, but I also […]

Matt DePasquale – Nationwide Title Clearing

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It was “Mrs. Doubtfire” that did it. Not in the best of moods one afternoon, young Matt DePasquale got home from school, plopped on the couch and switched on the TV. The 1993 comedy classic happened to be on, and when DePasquale saw Robin Williams hamming it up as the eponymous nanny in disguise, his […]

Scott Laughlin – Plaza Home Mortgage

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It’s easy enough to advise people to expect the unexpected. Scott Laughlin put those words into action at Plaza Home Mortgage—even though the unexpected was beyond anything he’d ever imagined. As Plaza’s Senior Corporate Counsel and CISO Laughlin focused on security first, after joining the company in October 2015, merging his legal and technology expertise […]


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– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.
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– Henry Marquard, in-house counsel, Stanley Consultants Inc.
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– Kevin C. Rakowski, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Compliance with Radian Group Inc.
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– Tim Hutzul, General Counsel, ShawCor Ltd.


Spring I 2024



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