2021 HW Woman of Influence: Daniella Casseres


As a partner at Offit Kurman, Daniella Casseres is a leader in the mortgage lending regulatory field advising mortgage companies across the country on how to achieve strategic growth while remaining compliant. She created the law firm’s Financial Institutions Regulatory Practice Group in 2013 after working at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago supervising the corrective action plans of large banking institutions resulting from the foreclosure crisis. She now chairs the practice group with a focus on providing practical counsel to independent mortgage lenders. Casseres represents mortgage lenders in enforcement matters and investigations across the country against numerous federal agencies, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, and the Department of Justice. In 2014, Casseres was instrumental in developing Strategic Compliance Partners, a consulting firm which offered a flat fee compliance program for mortgage companies to outsource or supplement their Compliance department. Then three years later, she brought the program inhouse to Offit Kurman, to expand the program’s products and services it offers to national mortgage lenders. In 2017, the firm promoted Casseres to equity shareholder, making her the youngest shareholder in the firm’s 34-year history. Over the past three years, her book of business has grown nearly 300%.


Daniella Casseres


Principal and Chair, Financial Instituions Regulatory Practice Group

Company Name:

Offit Kurman

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