Ken Markison

Ken Markison
Vice President, Regulatory Counsel
Mortgage Bankers Association

Ken Markison is Vice President and Regulatory Counsel at the Mortgage Bankers Association in Washington, DC, where he works on and represents the mortgage industry on a very wide range of legal and regulatory issues. These include virtually all matters under the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Fair Housing Act, Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), S.A.F.E. Mortgage Licensing Act and nearly every other law regulating the mortgage industry.

He joined MBA in July 2004 following a thirty-two year career in the Office of General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. At the time of his retirement, Ken served as HUD’s Assistant General Counsel for Government Sponsored Enterprises/RESPA. He was one of the principal architects of HUD’s 2002 proposed RESPA Reform Rule and HUD’s GSE rules. Earlier, he was instrumental in developing the HUD-Federal Reserve Report on Reform of TILA and RESPA as well as the HUD-Treasury Report on Curbing Predatory Lending. He also represented HUD on the Oversight Board for the Resolution Trust Corporation staff.

Ken received his BA and his JD, with honors, from the George Washington University and is admitted to the bar of the District of Columbia and Maryland. He is a frequent speaker on legal issues facing the mortgage industry and can be reached at

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