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Donald Brewster joined PennyMac in December of 2008 and currently serves as Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel.  Mr. Brewster came to PennyMac from Origen Financial, Inc. in Southfield, MI, where he served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel.  Mr. Brewster has worked in the housing finance industry exclusively over the past twenty years, including the legal departments of Freddie Mac, GMAC/RFC, and Countrywide Home Loans, where he concentrated on the regulatory aspects of consumer financial services and State and Federal Legislative and Administrative Agency relations. In addition to his consumer finance regulatory practice, Mr. Brewster's experience includes several years of private practice in Los Angeles in the fields of mortgage revenue bonds, bankruptcy, and securities. 



Mr. Brewster is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Minnesota Law School, and is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel, and the American Bar Association’s Consumer Financial Services Committee (where he served as chair of the RESPA sub-committee from 1998-2002), and the Committee on Cyberspace.  Mr. Brewster is a frequent lecturer to state and national trade groups and professional associations on various consumer finance industry and electronic commerce topics, and served as Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School where he taught advanced coursework on consumer finance and electronic commerce topics.


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  1. Business: 100%
    27 years

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6101 Condor Dr Ste 200
Moorpark, CA, 93021-2602


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
SVP & Associate General CounselPennyMac Financial Services, Inc.2008 - Present
SVP and General CounselOrigen Financial, Inc.2004 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Corporate CounselN/A1998 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaN/A1987 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1987 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
94 Commercial Law Journal 93Reimbursement of Creditors' Committee Members' Costs and Expenses Under Section 503(b) of the Bankruptcy Code1989
4 Law & Inequality Journal 171Judges and Juries: Separate Moments in the Same Phenomenon1986
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Stanford UniversityArt HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ACC 2011 Annual MeetingDodd-Frank Financial Services Reform: One Year Later2011
State Bar of California 2010 Annual MeetingBanking and Financial Services: It's a Wild Ride2010
State Bar of California 2010 Annual MeetingNew Developments in Mortgage Lending, Foreclosure and Loan Modification2010
Underwater World: The Rippling Effect of California’s Foreclosure CrisisMortgage Loan Modifications and Workouts: Lender/Service/Investor Perspectives in Loss Mitigation2009
ABA 2009 Annual MeetingPreventing Foreclosure: A Win-Win Solution for Everyone2009
Fixing the Foreclosure SystemState Foreclosure Laws: How Different Are They, Why That Matters, and Their Effect on Lending2007
Committee on Consumer Financial Services Winter MeetingPersonal Property General Counsel's Panel2007
ACC's 2006 Annual MeetingConsumer Finance & Banking Year in Review2006