Corporate Governance - Associate General Counsel (Hybrid)

  • Fannie Mae
  • Hybrid (Washington D.C., DC, USA)
  • Mar 28, 2024
Full time Legal

Job Description

At Fannie Mae, futures are made. The inspiring work we do helps make a home a possibility for millions of homeowners and renters. Every day offers compelling opportunities to impact the future of the housing industry while being part of an inclusive team thriving in an energizing, flexible environment. Here, you will grow your career and help create access to fair, affordable housing finance. 

As a valued contributor to our Corporate Governance Legal team, you will consult with team members and management to provide core legal counsel and services to the business, as well as utilize your legal training and experience to guide the Company's business. In this role, you will document and enforce its legal rights, and minimize its legal risks.

This is a Hybrid job assigned to our downtown Washington, DC headquarter office. The person in this role will be expected to travel to our DC office up to 5 times/year for Board and team co-location meetings at their own expense. The remainder of their worktime can be done from a home office provided it is located in the 50 states or the District of Columbia. 

The Corporate Governance - Associate General Counsel - Principal role will offer you the flexibility to make each day your own, while working alongside people who care so that you can deliver on the following responsibilities:

  • Provide counsel to one or more business units by applying knowledge of corporate law and corporate governance in the business context in which issues arise.
  • Research legal principles and precedents pertinent to issues affecting client business.
  • Consult with outside counsel and provide guidance.
  • Draft and execute legal documents.
  • Assist other attorneys in representing the organization in legal disputes and transactions.
  • Advise senior attorneys of changes in legislation or regulations that impact the company.
  • May participate in developing company policies and procedures governing corporate law matters.


Minimum Required Experiences

  • 8 years of related experience
  • Juris Doctorate degree
  • Relevant corporate governance or transactional experience in a large law firm or corporate law department required.
  • Legal experience in a broad range of governance issues affecting large financial institutions or large public companies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; leadership and people management skills.
  • Excellent advocacy, negotiation, writing, and organizational skills; the ability to work well with clients in a dynamic and fast-paced environment; the ability to focus on both the big picture and the details; and the ability to meet deadlines and work well with peers.

Desired Experiences

  • Prior experience providing corporate secretarial support to public company board of directors preferred.      




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Fannie Mae is primarily a hybrid company.  We embrace flexibility for our employees while providing office space for in-person work and collaboration.  This role is classified as Hybrid. If you speak with a Recruiter, they will provide you with more information about the definition of this classification.

Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer, which means we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, personal appearance, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation in the application process, email us at