Board of Directors

Martha Belcher

Martha BelcherHastings 1983

Martha is the Senior Vice President and Secondary Marketing General Counsel for Indymac Bank in Pasadena, California.  She manages and provides legal support for the Bank’s secondary marketing unit.

From 1996-2007, Martha was the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Fannie Mae’s Western Regional Office where she managed the legal division of Fannie Mae’s Western Business Center and, most recently, managed Fannie Mae’s business litigation.  In 2003, Martha received a Woman of Distinction” award from the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, given to top women business attorneys in Los Angeles.

From 1991-96, Martha was a partner in the Los Angeles office of Arnold & Porter, where she focused on regulatory and transactional matters affecting financial institutions. While at Arnold & Porter, she was named as one of the top 35 young lawyers in California by California Law Business.  Martha also worked for the firms McKenna & Fitting from 1985-91, and Epport, Kaseff & Mirman from 1983-85.

Martha is a Tony Patiño Fellow from Hastings College of the Law, where she graduated Cum Laude in 1983.  During her time in law school, she was an extern for the Honorable Joseph Sneed of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Honorable Spencer Williams of the U.S. Northern District of California. In 1980, Martha graduated Summa Cum Laude as Valedictorian from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania with a degree in political science.

Martha has been on the Board of Directors since 1988.  From 1999-2008, she served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of The Friends of the Tony Patiño Fellowship, Inc.  Martha currently serves as Chairman Emeritus, and Chairman of the Selection Committee for Hastings, Chicago and Columbia Law Schools.