Ken Markison

Ken Markison

Ken Markison

Of Counsel


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

Ken is Of Counsel at Weiner Brodsky Kider PC. Before joining the firm, Ken served for decades as a leader in the housing and financial services legal community with long held, distinguished positions with both industry and government. These included Vice President and Regulatory Counsel of the Mortgage Bankers Association, Assistant General Counsel for the GSEs and RESPA at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and staff member for the Oversight Board for the Resolution Trust Corporation.

Ken advises lender and vendor companies, trade associations and other organizations that draw on his deep experience and expertise regarding the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Fair Housing Act, Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) and virtually every other law regulating the primary and secondary mortgage markets. He is a frequent speaker at conferences across the country, and a prominent voice for the industry with legislators and regulators at all levels of government.

Practice Areas


  • George Washington University, J.D. with Honors, 1972
  • George Washington University, B.A., 1969


  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Representative Matters

  • Advocate for application and implementation of Dodd-Frank requirements applicable to the mortgage industry
  • Develop and draft mortgage legislation and regulatory provisions
  • Consult on compliant business arrangements under RESPA and loan officer compensation arrangements under Dodd-Frank
  • Represent companies in matters before Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
  • Frequent speaker and trainer nationwide on financial and regulatory issues


  • Co-author, Ability to Repay (ATR) and Qualified Mortgage (QM) Resource Guide, MBA Compliance Essentials (MBA 2019)
  • Co-author, Homeowners Protection Act Resource Guide, MBA Compliance Essentials (MBA 2019)


  • Fellow, American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers
  • Mortgage Bankers Association establishment of “Ken Markison Legacy Achievement Award” for outstanding work in pursuit of MBA’s Mortgage Compliance Professional designation


  • American Bar Association, Consumer Financial Services Committee
  • Mortgage Bankers Association