Hilary Metra Gevondyan is Vice President, Associate General Counsel at First Republic Bank where she counsels the bank in broad matters, with an emphasis on real estate loans. Ms. Gevondyan was also at DLA Piper LLP (US) for over 8 years, with a practice that focused on commercial acquisitions, dispositions, and real estate finance.
Ms. Gevondyan is also extensively involved in pro bono service. She has developed and implemented a U-Visa program for immigrant domestic violence survivors in collaboration with a client partner. She has successfully represented various foreign nationals in their asylum applications, both administratively through the US Department of Homeland Security and in hearings in immigration court, and in their U-Visa applications. She also formed and sings lead in a band that has won three consecutive battles of the bands for charity through the Law Rocks foundations.
Ms. Gevondyan has held adjunct teaching positions at U.C. Hastings College of the Law and Berkeley Law School. She also frequently presents on transactional real estate topics at seminars and continuing legal education programs. She is the author of “Keys To Co-Lending Agreements In Commercial RE,” Law360, May 16, 2012 and “Federal Funds To Jumpstart Stalled Affordable Developments,” GlobeSt.com, August 24, 2009 and the co-author of “B Note Purchases,” Dechert On Point Structured Finance Report, Issue 4, Autumn 2006 (with David Linder).
Prior to her career as a lawyer, Ms. Gevondyan taught various business, finance and economics courses to university students in Uzbekistan through the Peace Corps.
EducationJ.D., Harvard Law School
B.S., Boston University