Kenneth M Perry Profile Image
  • Over 25 years of securities law and securitization experience
  • Provide advice and counsel to corporate clients regarding mortgage securitization transactions that are backed by either single-family or mutlifamily loans or by related securities
  • Provide expert advice and counsel regarding legal issues pertaining to mortgage servicing and cash flow management
  • Provide interpretation and advice to senior management regarding the corporation's obligations under its various MBS Trust documents
  • Participate as a member of the corporation's Diversity Advisory Council


Professional Background:

 Kenneth Perry is a Deputy General Counsel in charge of Fannie Mae’s Office of the Trustee for mortgage-backed securities.  He is responsible for managing and interpreting Fannie Mae’s MBS trust documents for the benefit of business clients and related groups within the corporation.  He maintains indirect cross-functional ownership over the legal and operations teams charged with executing the trust function.  He has a comprehensive understanding of the mortgage securitization business developed over his 20-year tenure with Fannie Mae.


Mr. Perry serves on Fannie Mae’s Diversity Advisory Council, a group comprised of senior leaders across the company who drive diversity and inclusion objectives.  Mr. Perry represents his Law Department on the Council and regularly updates the General Counsel and his Leadership Team.


Mr. Perry was also appointed to his Legal Department’s Colleague Advisory Council (“CAC”) which was formed by the company’s General Counsel to develop various Legal Department strategic initiatives, often channeling feedback from the greater Legal Department to the General Counsel and senior legal management.  While engaged with the CAC, Mr. Perry led the Diversity and Inclusion sub-committee which coordinated several D&I projects, events and policies for the department and the company.


Before joining Fannie Mae, Mr. Perry was a securitization lawyer with the firm Arter & Hadden in Washington, DC, where he focused on second lien securitization transactions.  He also served as a Senior Attorney with the Resolution Trust Corporation, the federal agency tasked with resolving the savings and loan crisis of the early 1990s.  It was there that Mr. Perry began his mortgage securitization career, handling single-family, commercial and multifamily securities transactions.


Mr. Perry received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.  Mr. Perry is a native Washingtonian and today resides in Rockville, MD with his wife and son.

Deputy General Counsel
Fannie Mae
3900 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016

Fellow Year



Financial Services

Leadership Positions

Deputy General Counsel Head of the Corporation's Office of the Trustee for its Mortgage-Backed Securities

Law School

Georgetown University Law Center

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