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Washington, D.C. – March 1, 2021 – Ashley Hutto-Schultz, a regulatory attorney with substantial experience in the mortgage industry, has joined the national financial services practice at Davis Wright Tremaine. Hutto-Schultz, who will join as counsel and work from the firm's Washington, DC office, previously worked at Hogan Lovells and Morrison & Foerster, as well as serving as Director of Compliance at Castle & Cooke Mortgage. She will work closely with Chava Brandriss, head of the firm's mortgage industry practice, who joined DWT in 2020.

Hutto-Schultz will support mortgage lenders, servicers and other mortgage industry participants, such as fintech companies, on a range of matters, including helping companies structure mortgage products and services, advising on state and federal regulatory compliance, developing or revising compliance management systems, and assisting with regulatory examinations.

"We're so excited for our clients to benefit from Ashley's drive and talent," said Brandriss. "Her skill and experience round out our growing team supporting the mortgage industry as we continue to build and expand backed by DWT's broad-based consumer financial services regulatory expertise."

"DWT is a great place for me to build my practice and serve my clients for two reasons," said Hutto-Schultz. "First, the firm is investing in and substantially expanding its national financial services practice so I will be surrounded with a deep bench of outstanding talent. Second, DWT is well known as a great place for rising lawyers to succeed. They invest in lawyers who have energy and ambition and create opportunities for growth early in their careers."

"Ashley is a standout addition to our national practice," said Bradford Hardin, co-chair of the Banking and Financial Services Practice. "We are pleased to have a full-service mortgage team in place as we look to further strengthen our transactional, enforcement, and core bank regulatory practices with new talent this year."

Davis Wright Tremaine recently reported that it had another strong year in 2020, its seventh consecutive year of record performance. Revenue increased by more than 7% and net income rose by nearly 12%.

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