Sally Gorrin


Washington, D.C.

Sally Gorrin assists financial services companies in executing on operational and regulatory goals with respect to commercial, consumer and residential mortgage lending and related activities, and provides clients with strategic advice for securing federal agency and state licensing approvals.

Prior to joining Orrick, Sally served as counsel at Buckley LLP and on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) at the United States Senate. During law school, she served as a summer law clerk to the Honorable Robert H. Hodges, Jr. at the United States Court of Federal Claims and interned at the Office of the Solicitor General at the United States Department of Justice.

  • Representative matters include:

    • Serving as lead regulatory counsel in connection with establishing standard licensing compliance operations and securing the necessary state and federal approvals for a nationwide mortgage servicer, including Ginnie Mae, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Housing Administration
    • Providing strategic licensing and regulatory guidance in connection with the formation and operation of emerging financial companies, including advising on ownership and corporate structuring considerations
    • Serving as lead regulatory counsel to assist a nationwide mortgage company obtain necessary state and federal regulatory approvals required as a result of a corporate merger
    • Conducting comprehensive analysis advising on the application of current state and federal laws to mortgage institutions, commercial lenders, fintech market entrants, marketplace lenders, and other emerging consumer financial products
    • Supporting private equity clients navigate licensing and compliance-related obligations associated with commercial lending activities
    • Advising regulated financial institutions on the implications of business and operational changes and the associated regulatory reporting requirements
    • Reviewing and obtaining regulatory guidance with respect to the licensing issues associated with the performance of third-party loan fulfillment activities
    • Guiding state-licensed companies through the state examination process