Office of General Counsel

Washington D.C.
Apr 16, 2017
May 21, 2017
Full Time

Federal Housing Finance Agency

Office of General Counsel

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is an independent agency that regulates the Federal Home Loan Banks, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac (regulated entities), overseeing their safety and soundness and achievement of statutory missions.  The FHFA Office of General Counsel is seeking to hire one or more attorneys to fill vacant positions. 

Principal duties will include providing advice in response to questions arising under the laws governing the regulated entities, drafting regulations, and advising agency executives in connection with policy determinations, as well as the financial condition and operations of the regulated entities. 

FHFA attorneys work on a variety of subjects, including:  regulatory compliance, capital requirements, legislative analysis and drafting, financial and business transactions, corporate governance matters, affordable housing, mortgage lending and mortgage insurance, community economic development, and the disposition or securitization of assets and other risk transfer transactions.  The position also requires the ability to work both independently and as part of a team with other attorneys and agency staff, develop practical solutions for complex problems, prepare appropriate legal analyses, and present them in a clear and concise fashion. 

The ideal candidate will have significant prior experience relating to the regulation of financial institutions or housing finance generally, well-developed oral and written communication skills, and a practical approach to problem-solving.  Experience relating to the regulation of other types of entities is also relevant, as is experience with residential mortgage finance, affordable housing and community economic development issues, and a familiarity with administrative law, either through work at the legal office of another federal agency, or at a private law firm, Business Corporation, or other for-profit or nonprofit entity. 

Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar in good standing in any jurisdiction, and have at least 5 years of post-J.D. experience that includes work in the fields described above.  Salary is commensurate with experience. 

Interested candidates should submit their resume to  Resumes must be received by 11:59pm on 04-28-17. For more information about the FHFA, visit our website at or contact Jerri Fitzpatrick at 202-649-3733.


U.S. Citizenship Required

FHFA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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