Faith Pettis serves as bond counsel and outside counsel to state and local governments, with a primary focus on housing, education, and nonprofit finance. Her clients range from state agencies and housing authorities to local school districts and include the Washington State Housing Finance Commission, the issuer of nonprofit, multifamily, and single-family bonds and the allocating agency for federal low-income housing tax credits in Washington State. She also represents the Washington State issuer of bonds for private colleges and universities.
Prior to Pacifica, Faith practiced for 19 years with Preston Gates & Ellis and its successor firm, K&L Gates, where she served as the coordinator of the firm-wide public finance practice group.
Faith was appointed in 2012 by the Governor of the State of Washington to chair the statewide Affordable Housing Advisory Board and also serves as a Trustee for College Spark Washington, an education grantmaking organization. Faith currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Bond Lawyers (“NABL”) and previously served as a NABL Director in 2010—2011. Faith served as 2011 Chair of the NABL Bond Attorneys’ Workshop and the Steering Committee of the Workshop, as First Vice Chair, Second Vice Chair and Chair of the Multifamily Housing panel from 2006 to 2010.