2014 Women of Influence: Marcy Ford


MARCY J. FORD, partner and executive committee chair of Trott & Trott, P.C., has spent the last 20 years not only cultivating her own career, but the careers of those around her. She is responsible for leading and serving as a trusted advisor of the firm’s 60-person bankruptcy department and overseeing the legal component of the firm’s mediation unit.

Since 2012, Ford has served USFN —America’s Mortgage Banking Attorneys — as its president and chair of the board of directors. USFN is comprised of more than 100 member law firms and 35 associate member companies from 50 states.

Ford is responsible for leading the trade association’s board of directors to advance the real estate finance industry and best practice models through education, legislation, political and government reform. A frequent author in trade publications, Ford contributes a quarterly column for the USFN Report and leads several speaking engagements at national conferences throughout the year.

Ford works with banks, servicers and investor/insurer groups on critical mortgage servicing issues to reach achievable and lasting solutions. She has also been very active as a member of the NACTT’s mortgage committees, representing the views and concerns of the law firms involved in representing lenders in BK matters.

Additionally, Marcy serves on the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees’ Mortgage Liaison and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau committees. Formerly, she served on the board of the Detroit Consumer Bankruptcy Association and was appointed to the Default Advisory Group for Freddie Mac.