Senior Counsel - Corporate Securities Department - Legal Division

Employer
Freddie Mac
Location
McLean, Virginia
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 03, 2021
Closes
Apr 16, 2021
Ref
JR2254
Function
Administrative
Hours
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 someone who enjoys working with key stakeholders in a Fortune 50 company to support SEC financial disclosure, corporate communications, and investor relations? Are you driven by working at a mission-oriented company? Do you want your work to make a meaningful impact on the housing industry? We are looking for an energetic, analytical, proactive and detail-oriented attorney to join our Financial Disclosure team in the Corporate Securities Department of the Freddie Mac Legal Division as Senior Counsel. Apply now and learn why there's #MoreAtFreddieMac!

**This position can be performed currently from a remote location in the U.S. but will require presence in a Freddie Mac office in the future.***

Our Impact:

  • The Financial Disclosure section of the Corporate Securities Department provides critical legal advice and support for the Company's SEC reporting, including its Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K, and related legal requirements.
  • We collaborate with individuals and executives throughout the company to support our External Reporting, Investor Relations, and Corporate Communications functions and to help ensure that we are complying with applicable disclosure requirements.
  • Other responsibilities of our team include providing legal advice on applicable legal and regulatory developments, equity security issuances and related disclosure documents, applicable listing requirements, and other financial disclosure and securities law related matters.


Your Impact:

  • In this role, you will have the opportunity to hit the ground running as a key member of the Financial Disclosure team. You will use your knowledge and expertise to:
  • Provide legal advice on securities laws and requirements, such as the SEC's periodic reporting requirements (including the drafting of 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K disclosure), beneficial ownership reporting requirements, Regulation FD, and insider trading laws;
  • Assist in the analysis of legal, regulatory, and policy developments affecting Freddie Mac's SEC reporting and equity securities offerings;
  • Support Freddie Mac External Reporting, Investor Relations, and Corporate Communications;
  • Interact directly and collaboratively with business areas across the company, outside counsel, and other third parties with respect to disclosure matters; and
  • Collaborate with members of the team and Legal Division and coordinate the legal review of certain SEC reports and other external communications within the Corporate Securities Department and other departments within the Legal Division.


Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree; membership in good standing in a state Bar; and a minimum of 3-7 years of legal experience.
  • Experience providing legal advice on federal securities laws and requirements - including periodic reporting requirements, beneficial ownership reporting requirements, Regulation FD, and insider trading laws - in a law firm or corporate law department or at the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Experience drafting disclosure for periodic reports (Form 10-Ks, Form 10-Qs, and Form 8-Ks) and beneficial ownership reports filed with the SEC as well as disclosure documents for offerings of equity securities offerings.
  • Experience providing legal advice and support to the executive team as well as to the finance, investor relations, and corporate communications functions.
  • Knowledge of listing requirements for national securities exchanges, such as NASDAQ or NYSE.
  • Ability to work independently and in a fast-paced environment.
  • A background in business, finance, or accounting is a plus.


Keys to Success in this Role:

  • Intellectual acumen to assume a primary role in the drafting and legal review of SEC reports, disclosure documents for equity securities offerings, and certain external communications.
  • Very strong attention to detail and ability to manage processes and follow through on tasks.
  • Significant organizational and project management skills honed over the course of many multifaceted assignments.
  • Superior oral and written communications skills, including comfort and confidence interacting with executives and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to create and maintain strong collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers/clients.
  • Staying current on applicable federal securities laws and disclosure requirements that may affect the company and be comfortable with transition and change.
  • A commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace.


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