Associate General Counsel

Freddie Mac - McLean, VA3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $100,000 - $140,000 a year
McLean, VA 1

Position Overview

The Single-Family Mortgage Servicing Transactions Group is seeking an Associate General Counsel to join their legal staff. The attorney will provide legal advice to internal clients on a broad range of legal matters related to Freddie Mac as a business entity, and will also manage outside counsel. The hire will primarily support the single- family capital markets, single-family counterparty credit risk management and single-family mortgage servicing performance business areas with an emphasis on transactions.

Responsibilities Include

  • Negotiate and draft complex commercial agreements, including non-traditional financing arrangements and credit enhancements such as mortgage insurance and credit risk transfers
  • Negotiate and document transactions relating to voluntary partial cancellations of servicing contract rights and the engagement of interim servicers
  • Negotiate and document transactions relating to the purchase and sale of residential mortgage loan portfolios and of mortgage loan servicing
  • Negotiate and document transactions relating to financings secured by mortgage loan servicing and advance reimbursements
  • Understand Freddie Mac’s Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide (including knowledge of the representations, warranties, covenants and legal remedies set forth in the Guide)
  • Understand intercreditor agreements, participations and loan syndications, including familiarity with lien perfection, bankruptcy and insolvency considerations
  • Advisory support to internal clients on real estate issues

  • 8+ years of relevant legal experience in a sophisticated practice, either in-house with a well-established bank, mortgage company or real estate company, or with a top tier law firm
  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree; membership in good standing in a state Bar
  • Excellent analytical, strategic, legal research, writing and advocacy skills
  • Ability to effectively manage numerous issues across multiple areas and set priorities independently
Keys to Success
  • Superior oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to create and maintain strong collaborative relationships with colleagues and clients
Top 3 Personal Competencies to Possess
  • Partnership – Build trust and strong partnerships through my own and my team’s actions
  • Customer Focus – Personally engage with customers to learn their needs
  • Drive for Execution – Be accountable for strong individual and team performance
Preferred Skills

  • Superior oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to create and maintain strong collaborative relationships with colleagues and clients
Closing Statement

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. Freddie Mac is an equal opportunity and top diversity employer. EOE, M/F/D/V.

Req Number10634BR
Job Category

Corporate Functions

Job Sub-Category

Legal & Policy

Work Location CityMcLean
Work Location Zip Code


Work Location StateVA
Full Time/Part Time


Job TypeRegular
FLSA Status