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Associate General Counsel- Financial Regulation

Freddie Mac
$228,000- $342,000/ year
Posted Apr 29
Full Time
HybridMcLean, Virginia

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.

Position Overview:

Are you a highly motivated team player with financial services safety-and-soundness experience? Does your practice include financial regulatory work, as well as legal support for risk management? The Mission, Equity and Legislative Affairs (MELA) Department is seeking an experienced attorney to join its legal staff as Associate General Counsel. To learn more about the role and our excellent benefits, apply now and learn why there’s #MoreAtFreddieMac!

Our Impact:

Freddie Mac purchases almost a quarter of all single-family residence mortgages in the United States and provides liquidity to hundreds of billions of dollars of workforce and affordable multifamily housing. The Legal Division’s safety-and-soundness unit provides legal advice to internal clients on a wide range of issues related to Freddie Mac as a business entity, including financial regulatory, compliance and risk management matters affecting the legal and business environment in which Freddie Mac and other financial institutions operate. We also assist our clients in navigating complex requirements applicable to government-sponsored enterprises.

Your Impact:

Serve as counsel providing legal analysis and advice on some or all of the following:

  • Safety-and-soundness regulatory issues, including requirements related to resolution planning, capital and liquidity

  • Enterprise risk management and compliance initiatives

  • Corporate sustainability (ESG) initiatives

  • Interpretations of Freddie Mac’s statutory and regulatory powers and obligations

  • Legal implications of business activities

  • Oversight and operation of Freddie Mac by FHFA as conservator

  • Strategic decisions related to legislative and regulatory requirements

  • Responses to regulatory rule-makings

  • Matters related to representation of Freddie Mac before regulatory agencies and other parties


  • A Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited U.S. law school and bar membership in any U.S. jurisdiction

  • 7 or more years of relevant legal experience preferred; experience with law firms, bank regulatory agencies, or financial services entities is desirable

  • Knowledge of financial regulation, administrative law and legislative and regulatory processes

  • Experience with resolution planning and risk management is desirable

  • Superior analytical, strategic, legal research and writing capabilities, as well as excellent verbal/written communications skills

  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize and analyze information in a very fluid and fast-paced environment

  • Ability to manage numerous issues across multiple substantive areas and to set priorities independently

Keys to Success in this Role:

  • Superior oral and written communications skills

  • Ability to create and maintain strong collaborative relationships with colleagues and clients

  • Ability to balance workload in a fast-paced environment

  • Understanding of and ability to address business clients’ needs within a highly matrixed organization

  • Dedication to producing high quality work

  • Commitment to an accessible, sustainable, and safe-and-sound housing finance system

  • Ability to self-start and act with limited direction

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

FLSA Status: Exempt

Freddie Mac offers a comprehensive total rewards package to include competitive compensation and market-leading benefit programs. Information on these benefit programs is available on our Careers site.

This position has an annualized market-based salary range of $228,000 - $342,000 and is eligible to participate in the annual incentive program. The final salary offered will generally fall within this range and is dependent on various factors including but not limited to the responsibilities of the position, experience, skill set, internal pay equity and other relevant qualifications of the applicant.