Monika brings her passion for building relationships and connecting people to the company’s business development activities. Her unique experience as both in-house counsel and outside counsel working with public, private and start-up companies enables her to add valuable insight to CrossCheck’s engagements with mortgage companies, banks, credit unions and fintech companies. Her work frequently involves partnering directly with in-house counsel and outside counsel to provide strategic advice and help clients both mitigate risk and cost effectively scope engagements.
As general counsel, Monika advises the firm on ethics, conflicts of interest, governance, internal controls, risk management issues, contracts, and vendor management and provides guidance on client matters.
Monika brings over twenty-five years of experience in nationwide financial services companies. She has advised senior management and boards of directors on both crisis critical and fundamental legal issues, including regulatory compliance, internal audit, fair lending, litigation, due diligence, and enforcement actions.
Monika joined CrossCheck from Stonegate Mortgage Corporation where she was associate general counsel. Previously she has been general counsel for Cove Financial Group, Stearns Lending and New Century Mortgage Corporation. Her background includes all phases of mortgage lending including origination, compliance, fair lending, regulatory affairs, litigation, servicing, secondary market transactions, and claims resolution; as well as general business operations for all types of distribution channels including wholesale, retail, correspondent, commercial, as well as servicing and loss mitigation. She has also been senior director, Compliance and Fair Lending at Treliant Risk Advisors.
She has been active in both mortgage industry and legal associations, non-profit boards and is a frequent speaker.
Bachelor of Science, California State University at Northridge
Juris Doctor, Loyola Law School of Los Angeles
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