Lara Daly-Sims is a partner in Chapman's Asset Securitization Department. Her practice is focused on securitization and structured finance transactions involving a wide variety of asset classes, including transactions supported by consumer and small business credit card receivables, consumer loans, auto loans, residential and commercial mortgages, and home equity loans. Lara also has substantial experience advising on regulatory matters including Dodd-Frank issues, the Federal Credit Union Act, the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, and other federal statutes and regulations applicable to credit unions and banks.

Prior to joining Chapman in 2020, Lara served as Deputy General Counsel at the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) for more than eight years. While at NCUA, Lara managed the day-to-day operations of NCUA’s legal department and oversaw the development and promulgation of NCUA’s regulations, including those related to capital and liquidity, stress testing, interest rate risk, derivatives, and securitization. Before that, Lara served as a counsel at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and as a partner in the structured finance department at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.


American University Washington College of Law, J.D., 1998

  • Managing Editor, The American University Law Review

Bates College, B.A., History, 1995


New York

District of Columbia

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