Andrea Lee Negroni

Practice/Organization Description

Andrea "Lee" Negroni is a mortgage regulatory and real estate attorney, author of several books on real estate finance regulation ("Residential Mortgage Lending: State Regulation Manual," published by Thomson Reuters, and "Introduction to Mortgage Lending," Second and Third Editions, published by the American Bankers Association), and Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at Washington College of Law of American University, where she teaches Consumer Financial Services Law. She was the creator and author of the Lexis/Nexis Real Estate Online Law Community column, "Real Cases in Real Estate." She worked in several national law firms, as partner and later, Of Counsel, retiring from BuckleySandler in 2015. Lee is a Top Rated Lawyer (Banking & Finance) with AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell.

For 7 years Lee was Editor-in-Chief of "Pratt's Mortgage Compliance Letter" and was founder and editor of "LPO Network," a (now defunct) newsletter reporting on the outsourcing of legal services to India. Lee Negroni has been on the Thomson-West Compliance Advisory Board since 2007 and was profiled in a cover story in the Spring 2008 issue of “Published,” Thomson/West Publishing's magazine devoted to “Key Authors.” She is on the Board of Expert Contributors as a Mortgage Lending Expert for the publisher and legal education seminar producer Sheshunoff/A.S. Pratt.

Lee is a Fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers (ACCFSL). She was awarded the 2012 Vincent Reed Award of the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs.

Lee's many published articles on consumer credit and mortgage finance have appeared in professional publications including Mortgage Banking, The National Mortgage Broker, The Banking Law Journal, Scotsmans Guide, Servicing Management, The Young Lawyer, The Mortgage Originator, and National Mortgage News. Her work has been frequently cited, including in articles in Health Matrix: Journal of Law and Medicine (“Get Sick, Get Out: The Medical Causes of Home Mortgage Foreclosures,” Vol. 18. No 65, 2008); Journal of Housing Research (“Mortgage Applications with Missing Race Data and the Implications for Monitoring Fair Lending Compliance,” Vol. 13, Issue 1); and the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review (“Can New Americans Achieve the American Dream? Promoting Homeownership in Immigrant Communities,” Vol. 39, No. 1, 2004).

Lee Negroni has spoken frequently at meetings and conferences of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), the American Conference Institute (ACI), Practising Law Institute (PLI), Executive Enterprise Institute (EEI), National Association of Mortgage Brokers (NAMB), and bar associations. She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and Florida Bar Association (inactive) and a former member of the Advisory Council of the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators (AARMR), which awarded her its Distinguished Service Award in 1997. She was a member of the 2002-2003 Board of Governors of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Metropolitan Washington.

Lee has been a literacy tutor with For Love of Children in Washington and a volunteer teacher of English to as a second language in the Arlington County (VA) adult education program. She was a middle school reading tutor for the Washington Lawyers Committee's Schools Partnership Program.

Since her retirement from active law practice in 2015, Lee contributes blogposts, whitepapers and webinars to Portland, Oregon-based financial technology company SMARSH, on matters related to mortgage recordkeeping, data archiving, social media monitoring and internet advertising compliance.

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia (1982); Florida (1983; inactive)


Columbia University School of Law

Professional Associations & Memberships

Columbia University Alumni Association, Scribes, Puerto Rican American Womens League, Virginia Real Estate Licensee (inactive)

Honors and Awards

2012 Vincent Reed Award, Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs

1997 Distinguished Service Award, American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators (AARMR)


United States

Areas of Practice
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Finance & Banking
  • Privacy
  • Real Estate
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