is counsel in O’Melveny’s Washington, DC office and a member of the Financial Services and White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations practice groups.
Dixie rejoined O’Melveny in 2010 after serving as Senior Counsel to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, the bipartisan commission established by Congress to investigate the causes of the financial crisis of 2008. While at the Commission, Dixie led investigations of government entities and financial institutions, including the Federal Reserve and American International Group, and was responsible for interviewing key witnesses and preparing Commissioners for frequent public hearings. Dixie gained substantive expertise on derivatives, structured financial products, securitization, supervision of financial institutions and government regulation of mortgage lending.
At O’Melveny, Dixie has represented a broad range of financial institutions, corporations and individuals in corporate investigations and litigation matters. She also represents clients on a pro bono basis, and won important victories in the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on behalf of a pro bono client, resulting in the release of a California prison inmate on parole.
Dixie began her career at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York, where her practice focused on corporate transactions and government investigations for financial institutions and public companies.
Honorable Morris S. Arnold, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit Admitted to Practice,
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California and Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second, Eighth and Ninth Circuits; U.S. Supreme Court Member, Banking Law360
Editorial Advisory Board (2013); American Bar AssociationJudge,
SIFMA Foundation InvestWrite competition Adjunct Professor,
Judisprudence and Legal History, UALR William H. Bowen School of Law (2007)Co-Author,
"Mortgage Underwriting - The Qualified Mortgage and Ability to Repay Rules," The Banking Law Journal
(October 2012, with Trevor Lain and Elizabeth McKeen)