Stacey L. Valerio

Of Counsel She / Her / Hers
Washington, DC

Stacey L. Valerio focuses her practice on the mortgage banking industry. Stacey has more than 20 years' experience, including nearly a decade at the State of Connecticut Department of Banking's Consumer Credit Division, where she handled licensing and enforcement matters, with primary focus on the mortgage industry. In that role, she counseled the Consumer Credit Division, served as an administrative hearing officer, and drafted legislation, legal opinions, and rulings. The position also involved working with various other state and federal agencies, including the state Office of the Attorney General, the FBI, and the CFPB. Stacey was active with the State Regulatory Registry LLC's Lawyers Committee for many years, serving as its chair from 2014 to 2017, and was actively involved with the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators (AARMR), serving as a director and an officer.

Stacey has experience counseling clients on a wide variety of regulatory matters at the federal and state levels. Her experience includes licensing and regulatory compliance, legislative initiatives, contract drafting, and the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System & Registry (NMLS).

Stacey presently co-Chairs the Connecticut Mortgage Bankers Association, Inc.’s (CMBA’s) Closing and Compliance Committee.

Professional Highlights


"Temporary Authority to Operate: Practical Licensing Issues in a COVID-19 World," The Review of Banking & Financial Services, Vol. 36, No. 10, October 2020



George Washington University National Law Center (J.D. 1995)
Member, The George Washington Journal of International Law & Economics

University of Pennsylvania (B.A., summa cum laude, 1991)
Phi Beta Kappa

Wellesley College (1988-1989)




District of Columbia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit