Helen Kanovsky

Helen R. Kanovsky
General Counsel and Senior Vice President

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 for more than seven years the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. From January to December 2014 she was the acting Deputy Secretary. Previously, Helen served stints as General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer at the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust. She was the General Counsel at both GE Capital Asset Management and Skyline Financial Services. Additionally, Helen worked in private practice and on Capitol Hill, where she served as Chief of Staff to Senator John Kerry.

Helen is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the American Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association. She served for three years as the Chair of the National Housing Conference. Helen holds an A.B. degree in government from Cornell University and graduated Cum Laude from Harvard Law School.

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