General Counsel and Secretary
Ms. Black has served as our General Counsel and Secretary since March 2018. Ms. Black has also served as the General Counsel of Angel Oak Capital and Angel Oak Companies since 2014 and is responsible for all legal and compliance affairs. Previously, from 2003 to 2014, Ms. Black served as the Vice President and Associate General Counsel at GE Asset Management. Prior to GE Asset Management, from 2001 to 2003, Ms. Black worked at Dewey Ballantine LLP, where she represented private equity investors and pension funds making equity investments in various operating companies. Ms. Black has extensive experience in a variety of areas relating to the investment management business, including the formation and continued oversight and maintenance of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and private, public and offshore funds, drafting and negotiating investment management and related agreements, and advising on regulatory issues in the United States and foreign jurisdictions. Ms. Black also has experience in the areas of human resources, general corporate matters and mortgage and real estate related matters. Ms. Black holds a B.A. in English Literature from Brandeis University and earned a J.D., with Honors, from Emory University’s School of Law graduating cum laude with High Honors.