Sharron P.A. Levine
Levine has led FHFA’s OMWI office since October, 2014. In this role she ensures that minorities, women, service-disabled veterans, and individuals with disabilities are fully included in any and all job and business opportunities at FHFA and the regulated entities. Levine joined FHFA in June 2012, and held positions as Senior Examiner and Associate General Counsel before assuming the role of OMWI Director.
Previously, Levine spent more than 11 years at Fannie Mae in the General Counsel’s office as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel where she managed a team of attorneys and paralegals supporting the Multifamily debt and equity production and asset management businesses, among other areas. She collaborated with outside counsel supporting Fannie Mae’s multi-billion book of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit investments to ensure the inclusion of minorities and women in the critical legal work underlying acquisitions and asset
management of the portfolio. She was a member of the Legal Department’s Diversity Committee and sponsored partnerships with urban area high schools focused on teaching students financial literacy and the basics of residential real estate and housing finance. Levine has a deep appreciation of the importance of diversity and inclusion in the housing finance market and their impact on access to credit and affordable housing.
Prior to Fannie Mae, she was in-house counsel at Archon Group, L.P. (a Goldman Sachs company) (DC), The J.E. Robert Companies (VA), The Artery Organization, Inc. (MD), and the New York City Housing Development Corporation. She also practiced real estate law as an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges (NYC), and Day, Berry & Howard (CT). She has a broad and deep experience in complex real estate and corporate transactions across many asset classes. She knows the financial services industry well and brings that knowledge and experience to bear in her current role as Director of OMWI at FHFA, where she seeks to expand the Agency’s efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in its business activities and those of the entities it regulates.
Levine holds a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts in both Political Science and Romance Languages (French and Spanish) also from New York University. She is licensed to practice law in Washington, DC, Maryland, New York and Connecticut.
Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, Levine lived in New York City for many years before relocating to Maryland and then Washington, DC where she currently lives with her husband.