Sagent is thrilled to welcome mortgage servicing legal expert Wendy Lee to our leadership team as Chief Legal Officer. With 19 years of experience in private practice and in-house counsel roles, Wendy’s consumer-first philosophy and passion for digital transformation are in perfect harmony with Sagent’s own consumer-first modernization mission.
Wendy has deep experience working to build and restructure dynamic, fast-paced, thin-margin companies facing intense regulatory scrutiny. Prior to Sagent, Wendy served as Managing Partner at McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC in Bellevue, WA where she represented large institutional lenders in foreclosure, bankruptcy, and property-related litigation. Before that, Wendy was a Managing Partner at McCarthy & Holthus LLP in Seattle, WA. The practice focused on litigation management and judicial foreclosure covering a 116-person department across four states. She is licensed to practice in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
Wendy is passionate about compliance and frequently lectures and publishes articles about state and federal statutory and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining Sagent, she served on the board and in the role of Vice President of the USFN.
Wendy is the latest in a series of prestigious executive hires, following the recent addition of mortgage servicing vet Courtney Thompson as Chief Product Officer. Like Courtney, Wendy has received industry recognition for her legal work in the mortgage servicing space. Like Courtney, Wendy has been lauded as a role model for women in the mortgage industry. In 2021, Wendy was named as a Top 25 Women of Law by DS News.
As Wendy explained to DS News:
“[The women mentors that inspired me early in my career] used their wit, intelligence, compassion, and gender to set an example of what was possible while also supporting and inspiring other women and diverse industry colleagues to stand up and show leadership.”
Wendy will play a crucial role in accelerating Sagent’s consumer-first modernization vision, and her breadth of legal experience in mortgage servicing, regulatory compliance, and digital transformation will be instrumental in our ability to deliver simplicity for consumers without compromising on depth for servicers in the $12 trillion U.S. mortgage servicing sector.