Mr. Frank has been our Corporate Counsel and Secretary since December 2013. He is also an Associate General Counsel of our manager, Ellington Residential Mortgage Management LLC, as well as Ellington Management Group, L.L.C. He also serves as Secretary and Corporate Counsel for Ellington Financial LLC and Ellington Housing Inc. Mr. Frank is responsible for advising on securities law matters, public company reporting and corporate governance. Prior to joining Ellington, Mr. Frank was a Counsel at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP where he focused on capital markets transactions, advising public companies, corporate governance matters, venture capital transactions and mergers and acquisitions from July 2007 to December 2013. From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Frank served as an Associate Counsel at ICON Capital Corp. and from 2002 to 2006 he was an Associate at Latham & Watkins LLP, where he focused on high yield debt transactions. Mr. Frank has a J.D. from Columbia Law School and a B.A in History from Cornell University where he graduated with distinction in all subjects and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.