Helen Kanovsky

Helen R. Kanovsky
General Counsel

Helen R. Kanovsky is General Counsel at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), where she oversees the association's internal legal affairs, compliance and human resources operations.

Prior to joining MBA, Helen was the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Previously, Helen served stints as General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer at the AFL-CIO Housing Trust, and as General Counsel at both GE Capital Management and Skyline Financial Services. Additionally, Helen worked in private practice and on Capitol Hill, where she served as Chief of Staff to then-Senator (and now Secretary of State) John Kerry.

Helen is a member of the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association and the Washington, D.C. Bar Association. Helen graduated cum Laude with a law degree from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree from Cornell University.