Stavvy Appoints General Counsel

March 31, 2022

Boston-based fintech company Stavvy hired Brooke Adams as general counsel and chief compliance officer.

In this role, Adams will oversee the company’s legal, governance, risk and compliance programs.

The new hiring will allow Stavvy to distill technical legal matters with business-centered advice to better execute strategic and business priorities. Adam will advise on laws, regulations, public policy, ethics and risk that impact the company and its customers.

“Brooke is a unicorn with deep subject matter experience in mortgage lending and specifically privacy and digital frameworks in mortgage markets coupled with corporate legal experience from prestigious firms, but most importantly she embodies our values and passion” said Kosta Ligris, co-founder and CEO, Stavvy. “We are excited to leverage her extensive knowledge and ensure Stavvy is a step ahead of regulatory changes while at the forefront of paperless innovation.”

Adams is a subject matter legal expert on remote notarization, electronic mortgages, UETA and eSign. Prior to joining Stavvy, Adams spent nearly nine years with Fannie Mae. She served as the primary legal department representative providing necessary regulatory, compliance, corporate and governance advice while working with Fannie Mae’s top lenders. She was involved in complex, customer-facing residential mortgage transactions with cross-functional teams helping to draft, review and negotiate transactional documents with third party customers and internal clients. She was also responsible for risk mitigation and coordinating the response team’s compliance with contractual obligations under government obligations. Prior to her work at Fannie Mae, Brooke was a private equity and venture capital attorney at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and Goodwin Procter LLP.

“I am honored for the opportunity to join such an accomplished team in lending and banking at a pivotal time for the industry and the company. The opportunity to serve on the executive team with such a deep bench of talent is particularly exciting as the company seeks to grow its already impressive client list,” Adams said. “I look forward to applying my background and skills to further the company’s vision: powering experiences that simplify life’s defining moments.”

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