Peter Macdonald

EVP, General Counsel

Peter Macdonald

Peter Macdonald serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel for loanDepot. In this role, Macdonald oversees all legal, regulatory, licensing, compliance and litigation matters for the Company, ensuring that loanDepot develops and maintains the necessary oversight and protection to exceptionally serve its customers, employees and investors. Macdonald is looked at as an industry leader in the areas of litigation, CFPB readiness and borrower, investor, and federal & state agency strategic communication. His foresight and execution of best-in-class corporate governance practices has helped provide the foundation to fuel loanDepot’s dramatic year-over-year growth.

Macdonald has experience in the execution of acquisitions, as well as in organizational restructuring, both inside and outside the lending industry. Before joining loanDepot, Macdonald served as Vice President and Secretary, General Counsel for Home Loan Center and Lending Tree Loans. Macdonald also gained wide respect for his past work as a prosecutor while Deputy City Attorney for the City of Anaheim.

Macdonald is a native of Canada, who now resides in Irvine, California with his wife Stephanie, and their three sons, Nash, Ian and Henry. Macdonald holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Carleton University in Ottawa and a Juris Doctor Degree from Western State University.