Counsel / Senior Counsel - General Corporate

Freddie Mac
McLean, Virginia
Jan 28, 2021
Feb 04, 2021
Full Time
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 professional with a background in technology and other commercial transactions? Do you enjoy critical thinking, problem solving, interacting and collaborating with personnel across departments and divisions? The General Corporate Department of the Legal Division (Legal GCD) is seeking an attorney to join its legal staff as Counsel or Senior Counsel. A determination of whether the position will be filled at the Counsel or Senior Counsel level will be dependent on the years of experience and expertise of the successful applicant.

Our Impact:

Attorneys in the Legal GCD are key advisors to Freddie Mac with regard to various corporate legal matters, including contracting, information technology, privacy, information security, intellectual property, corporate real estate, and other areas of corporate practice.

Your Impact:

Serve as legal counsel providing legal analysis and advice.
  • Reviewing requests for proposals (RFPs), drafting, negotiating, interpreting, enforcing and terminating agreements with third parties providing services and technology to Freddie Mac, including outsourcing agreements, cloud-based service agreements, intellectual property licenses, confidentiality agreements and consulting agreements
  • Advising clients with respect to legal issues arising in the context of these agreements, including compliance, privacy, data security, intellectual property and liability issues
  • Assisting clients with disputes
  • Providing timely, practical and sound advice to clients with respect to various general corporate matters as they arise, including information-technology related issues, intellectual property issues, and privacy issues
  • Developing training for clients and other attorneys

  • A Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited U.S. law school and bar membership in any U.S. jurisdiction
  • 3-7 years of legal experience dealing with sophisticated contracts, preferably at a major law firm or corporate law department
  • Strong legal analytical and drafting skills
  • Preferred: Experience with software as a service (SaaS) and other technology-related transactions

Keys to Success in this Role:
  • Ability to provide sound legal and business counsel, while clearly distinguishing between the two
  • Ability to work comfortably and routinely as part of a team and to cooperate across organizational boundaries
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple pending matters
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities
  • Accountability for timeliness and results
  • Ability to work well with peers and to communicate to ensure consistency of legal advice and negotiating positions
  • Ability to develop and maintain good relationships with third parties, including customers, regulators, and vendors
  • Ability to accept feedback with a positive, learning mindset
  • Outstanding oral presentation and persuasion skills

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

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