Assistant General Counsel - Employment Law

$190,000 - $205,000 yearly
  • Freddie Mac
  • McLean, VA, USA
  • Oct 03, 2022
Full time Legal

Job Description

At Freddie Mac, you will do important work to build a better housing finance system and you’ll be part of a team helping to make homeownership and rental housing more accessible and affordable across the nation.

Employees, contingent workers and visitors are no longer required to show proof of vaccination to be on-site. Effective January 2023, Freddie Mac’s hybrid work arrangement is 3 days in the office (specifically Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday).

Position Overview:

Are you looking for a fast-paced, influential legal position handling a broad range of employment law matters, such as counseling HR professionals, executives and managers, leading sensitive internal investigations, resolving thorny employment disputes, and conducting employee and manager training? We are searching for an experienced and talented employment lawyer to join this highly collaborative employment law & employee relations team, housed in Freddie Mac’s Legal Division. Apply now, and learn about our benefits and why there’s #MoreAtFreddieMac!

Our Impact:

The Employment Law & Employee Relations Team works closely with the HR Division, and is responsible for managing a broad range of employment law and employee relations matters, including the resolution of employment disputes and complaints to ensure fairness, consistency and legal compliance.

Your Impact:

In this role, you will:

  • Counsel HR professionals, executives, and people managers on a broad range of employment law issues, including hiring, compensation, promotion, performance management, disability and religious accommodations, leave, corrective action, reductions-in-force, terminations, severance pay, and employee relations policies.

  • Use your employment law expertise, good judgment and common sense to develop creative, effective solutions to often complex employment problems, issues and challenges.

  • Provide guidance to employee relations staff managing ER workstreams on a day-to-day basis.

  • Investigate employee complaints of violations of Freddie Mac policy or applicable law. Activities will include interviewing witnesses, gathering and reviewing relevant documents, analyzing and synthesizing the information gathered to determine the facts, assessing witness credibility, preparing a concise investigation report, making recommendations to management for remedial action, updating the case tracking system and assisting with reporting and analytics.

  • Develop and facilitate interactive, scenario-based employee relations training and other briefings and communications for people managers and other employees.

  • Proactively identify enhancements to employment law processes and practices


  • JD degree or equivalent experience

  • Minimum 5 to 7 years of relevant employment law experience

  • Detailed understanding of federal, state & local employment laws

  • Advanced workplace investigations skills

  • Flawless objectivity and integrity

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to influence

  • Experience advising, counseling and making recommendations to management on a broad range of HR related matters

Keys to Success in this Role:

  • Strong work ethic

  • Sound legal judgment

  • Creative problem solving

  • Ability to manage multiple matters on a timely basis

  • Collaborative & collegial in working with others; calm demeanor

  • Proactive identification of employment law issues and risks

  • High emotional intelligence

Current Freddie Mac employees please apply through the internal career site.

Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you’ll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with differing abilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Time-type:Full time

Job Category:Legal

FLSA Status:Exempt

Freddie Mac provides anticipated base salary ranges where required by law.