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Robert Lavet
General Counsel
10701 Parkridge Blvd., Suit 120
Reston, VA 20191
(703) 972-2039

Rob Lavet is responsible for managing all legal affairs, compliance and government relations for SoFi and its affiliate entities. He also has management responsibility for SoFi’s Internal Audit Group. Prior to joining SoFi, Rob served as a Principal in the Washington, DC law firm of Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville (PPSV) where he represented financial institutions and post-secondary institutions on a wide variety of regulatory, litigation and transactional matters. Prior to PPSV, Rob served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Sallie Mae, a Fortune 300 company and the largest provider of education finance. Before his 16 year career with Sallie Mae, Rob served as a Partner in the Washington, DC law firm of Cole Corette & Abrutyn specializing in corporate and securities litigation, and before that as a Trial Attorney for the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice where he received a Special Achievement Award as well as a Commendation from the Office of the Judge Advocate General. Rob served as member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Corporate Counsel from 2002 through 2007, and was President of the Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association (WMACCA) in 2001. He was named a top Washington, DC lawyer in 2007 and received the Career Achievement Award from WMACCA in 2007. He was also named as one of the Washington area’s leading Corporate Counsel in 2015 by Trending 40. Rob graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in economics and obtained his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center.

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