Dorian S. Hawkins

Dorian Hawkins

Dorian S. Hawkins



1300 19th Street NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20036-1609

Dorian represents and advises companies in the financial services industry on federal and state regulatory compliance matters and in connection with government investigations. In particular, Dorian advises companies in the mortgage lending and real estate industries on administrative and regulatory compliance matters involving RESPA, TILA, ECOA, the Fair Housing Act, and federal agency and GSE requirements, such as the FHA Single Family Housing Policy Handbook requirements and the selling policies of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.

Prior to joining the firm, Dorian was a senior counsel at Freddie Mac in the Single-Family Mortgage Purchases Group. In that role, Dorian advised the single-family business areas on a variety of matters, with a particular emphasis on Freddie Mac’s policies related to pricing, affordable offerings, condominium unit mortgages and cooperative share loans, manufactured housing, and accessory dwelling units. Before Freddie Mac, Dorian served as an Attorney-Advisor at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), working first in HUD’s Office of Program Enforcement, and then as an attorney for FHA Single Family.

Practice Areas


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2015
  • Florida State University, B.M., magna cum laude with honors, 2012


  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • New York

Representative Matters

  • Advise companies in connection with investigations and enforcement proceedings before the HUD Office of Hearings and Appeals, and in connection with administrative action taken by HUD’s Mortgagee Review Board
  • Prepare multi-state regulatory surveys and analyses of the legal requirements pertaining to residential real property and chattel mortgage lending, brokering, servicing, and other related activities
  • Advise companies on compliance with federal and state fair lending laws, regulations, and requirements as they develop new policies and procedures
  • Advise and assist companies with ensuring that new product offerings comply with certain requirements in the FHA Single Family Housing Policy Handbook