Managing Associate General Counsel

  • Freddie Mac
  • McLean, VA, USA
  • Oct 17, 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 interested in having maximum scalable fair lending and fair housing impact on the housing finance system? Are you a kind, compassionate, mindful leader that wants to work at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Fair Lending Analytics, and Fair Housing?

The Mission, Equity, and Legislative Affairs (MELA) Department in the Legal Division of Freddie Mac is seeking a leader to manage a team of attorneys focused on fair lending, fair housing, equitable and sustainable housing, multifamily housing, securitization, and the applicable laws and regulations.

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Our Impact:

Freddie Mac was chartered by Congress in 1970 to support the U.S. housing finance system and to help ensure a reliable and affordable supply of mortgage funds across the country. Rather than lending directly to borrowers, Freddie Mac operates in the U.S. secondary mortgage market, buying loans that meet our standards from approved lenders. Those lenders are then, in turn, able to provide more loans to qualified borrowers and keep capital flowing into the housing market. Freddie Mac then pools the mortgages it buys into securities, which they sell to investors around the world. The Company’s fair lending-fair housing work has enormous downstream impacts on America’s housing finance system.

Your Impact:

  • Manage attorneys and legal professionals supporting internal clients regarding all aspects of fair housing and fair lending law across single and multifamily housing

  • Work on the intersection of civil rights with predictive modeling and housing finance

  • This team addresses segregation, design and review equitable housing initiatives and products, and conduct fair lending reviews of business lines and products

  • The team will establish itself as a leader on fair lending and fair housing topics, identifying market based and technology backed solutions to the fair housing issues of our time: potential appraisal bias, AI/ML bias, disparate impact, affordable housing, and responsible lending within a constantly evolving market

Qualifications:

  • 12+ years of relevant sophisticated legal experience, either in-house with a GSE, a bank, a regulator, or with a law firm

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree; membership in good standing in a state Bar

  • Excellent analytical, strategic, legal research, writing and advocacy skills

  • Ability to effectively handle numerous issues across multiple areas and to set priorities independently

  • Subject matter authority in fair housing and fair lending

  • Demonstrated ability to independently lead matters related to civil rights law and financial services, including familiarity with HMDA, ECOA, and/or the Fair Housing Act.

  • Excellent analytical, strategic, legal research and writing skills

  • Excellent verbal/written communications skills

  • Ability to work with regulators/examinators or work in a highly regulated environment

  • Executive presence to adeptly communicate with the board of directors, other senior leaders, and FHFA, our conservator and regulator

  • Ability to synthesize and analyze information in a fluid and fast-paced environment with understanding and precision

  • Ability to fix things, solve problems, and/or win

  • Manage numerous issues across multiple substantive areas; set priorities independently; and delegate to more junior staff

Keys to Success in this Role:

  • Kindness

  • Dedication to civil rights

  • Technological competence with Microsoft Suite and/or willingness to embrace technological change as part of continuous process improvement

  • Ability to establish credibility at all levels of the organization, a leadership profile

  • Outstanding communication skills, and an adaptive style across multiple internal and external stakeholder groups

  • Business sense and notable experience advising senior executives

  • Mission-first, team-oriented approach that prioritizes outcomes for the client

  • Responsiveness in fast-paced environment

  • Ambition, Drive, Grit, or Obsessive Curiosity!

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.