Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Chris DiAngelo is managing partner of Katten's New York office and co-head of the Structured Finance and
Securitization practice. He focuses his practice on structured finance and securitization matters. Chris
represents a variety of clients, including issuers, lenders, underwriters and bond insurers, in a wide range
of programs and projects involving asset-backed debt, municipal debt, straight corporate debt and equity,
warehouse lines, regulatory matters and acquisitions.
He is a lead counsel to the Structured Finance Industry Group and outside counsel to a
Washington, DC lobbying firm concentrating in financial services matters. Chris has testified before the US
House Committee on Financial Services on the issues confronting the commercial real estate market, and
frequently appears and provides commentary at industry forums on financial and regulatory matters. He has been
recognized in the media as a leader in the field of capital markets and securitization. Prior to entering
private practice, he was on the staff of the New York State Housing Finance Agency, a prominent municipal
C&A Consulting, LLC
Barbara Chell is a Principal at C&A Consulting, LLC heading their Residential Real Estate practice. She
focuses her practice on management and operational concerns within a variety of clients including originators,
Hedge Funds, REIT’s and servicers. She is a respected financial services industry leader, adept at
communicating the complex solutions to audiences ranging from C-level executives to junior line managers.
Barbara has 30+ years of experience in all aspects of residential lending and has provided advisory services
to a variety of capital markets participants. Her expertise in defining technology needs, designing workflows
and implementing change has been evidenced in the projects she has taken on inside large and small firms with
both a tactical and strategic focus.
Honorable Armando Falcon
Falcon Capital Advisors LLC
Armando Falcon, CEO of Falcon Capital Advisors LLC, is an expert on mortgage and real estate markets, financial
services regulation, and corporate governance. He provides strategic consulting services to a wide range of
clients on issues such as regulatory compliance, mortgage market strategy and regulatory reform, capital
market financing, best practices assessments, and portfolio risk management.
He previously served as the Director of the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) from 1999 –
2005. As Director, he served as the chief regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and played a key role in
overseeing the U.S. secondary mortgage market and the stability of the U.S. housing finance system. During Mr.
Falcon’s tenure, he transformed OFHEO from a small struggling agency into a strong respected regulator that
was recognized by the Washington Post as a courageous and highly effective agency. Through his work at OFHEO,
he is now credited with raising early warnings about the latent dangers in the US housing market.
Program Manager for Servicing and Secondary Markets,
Division of Research, Markets and Regulations,
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Laurie Maggiano joined the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in July of 2013 as Program Manager for
Servicing and Secondary Markets in the Division of Research, Markets, and Regulations. Prior to the Bureau, Ms.
Maggiano worked at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where she served as the Director of Policy in the
Office of Homeownership Preservation where she was one of the principal architects of the Making Home
Affordable program, a nationwide foreclosure prevention program that helped form the basis for CFPB servicing
Before moving to Treasury, Ms. Maggiano managed servicing policy at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development. Additionally, she spent 20 years in the private sector as a director at Freddie Mac and as a
senior vice president for two major mortgage banks on the West Coast. In 2011, Ms. Maggiano was honored with a
lifetime achievement award for Leadership in Mortgage Servicing, and in 2012 and 2013 she was named by Housing
Wire Magazine as a Woman of Influence in the mortgage industry.
Office of Strategic Initiatives,
Manoj Singh is an Associate Director in the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the Federal Housing Finance
Agency (FHFA). He has had a long career in the financial industry in risk management and the mortgage business.
Prior to joining FHFA, Manoj was the SVP and head of pricing and securitization at Freddie Mac. He also served
as the SVP and head of market risk at Freddie before the pricing and securitization role. His career on Wall
Street spanned roles in research and risk management at Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns. and Wasserstein Perella.
Prior to joining Freddie Mac he was a Senior Managing Director in charge of firm-wide market risk analytics at
Bear Stearns. Manoj started his career as an assistant professor of Finance at the Carroll School of Management
at Boston College. He has a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and a
Master’s in Engineering and a Ph.D. in Finance from Purdue University.