Margaret P. Chase photoMargaret P. Chase

Practice Areas

  • Corporate, Finance and Capital Markets
  • Consumer Regulatory and Financial Services

Margaret Chase is Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Fannie Mae. She is responsible for providing, overseeing, coordinating all legal advice and other legal services related to consumer law and servicing for Fannie Mae’s single-family business.

In 2020, Margaret was named In-House Counsel of the Year by the Association of Corporate Counsel’s National Capital Region Chapter. Additionally, she was selected to lead the legal strategy for Fannie Mae’’s Legal Department in 2019 with a focus on diversity, inclusion, and development, as well as optimizing efficiencies and technology, data and digital innovation.

Margaret has held several positions at Fannie Mae including Associate General Counsel to the Enterprise Risk team, providing counsel on Fannie Mae’s non-agency mortgage-backed securities portfolio; Associate General Counsel for Government Initiatives, supporting Fannie Mae’s implementation of the U.S. Treasury’s Making Home Affordable Program; and Associate General Counsel for Fannie Mae’s structured products securitization program. Prior to joining Fannie Mae, Margaret was a Senior Associate in the Structured Finance practice group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers
  • Fellow, Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity 2011
  • Member, New York State Bar
  • Member, Washington, D.C. Bar

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