Description:

Position Overview:
Freddie Mac is looking for an experienced and dynamic attorney who has expertise in securities disclosure and capital markets transactions, a strong knowledge of SEC regulations, a strong track record of operating in an advisory capacity, excellent internal and external communications skills, and an ability to provide leadership and talent development opportunities for their team. Reporting to the Vice President & Deputy General Counsel—Securities, the Managing Associate General Counsel for Corporate Securities and Disclosure will act as lead strategic and transactional disclosure advisor to business clients, colleagues in the Legal Division, and to Finance. This position will lead a small team of attorneys and oversee the legal aspects of the company's SEC reporting, as well as ESG and other corporate and financial disclosures. The Managing Associate General Counsel will also play a meaningful role in driving other legal activities relating to corporate securities transactions and disclosure matters generally. The position also offers a unique and growing opportunity to provide critical legal and disclosure advice with respect to the company's goals and responsibilities in a variety of interesting areas, including our housing mission, our various ESG or other internal or regulatory initiatives, and the relationship of our capital markets activities to our obligations in conservatorship. Apply now and learn about our benefits and why there's #moreatfreddiemac!

Our Impact:
This team provides critical legal advice and support for the Company's SEC reporting under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including its Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, 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 draft and review earnings releases, press releases, investor communications and other corporate reports to ensure our compliance with applicable securities laws and other legal and regulatory disclosure requirements.

Other responsibilities of this team include providing legal advice on applicable legal and regulatory developments, equity security issuances and related disclosure documents, applicable listing requirements, ESG-related disclosures and reports, and other securities law-related matters. The team may also be asked to support certain capital markets offerings and securities trading or derivatives matters.

Your Impact:
In this role, you will have the opportunity to get started quickly as a key member of a leadership team. You will use your knowledge and expertise to:
  • Oversee all aspects of SEC disclosure and reporting in relation to all Freddie Mac activities
  • Provide legal counsel and act as an advisor to Finance and Securities clients on all aspects of general securities matters 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 securities offerings
  • Provide leadership to and management of the SEC reporting team within the Legal Division
  • Support Freddie Mac External Reporting, Investor Relations, and Corporate Communications functions
  • Act as a liaison and representative of Freddie Mac with various external constituents including our regulator (FHFA), Treasury, and the SEC
  • Interact directly and collaboratively with business areas across the company, outside counsel, external auditors and other third parties with respect to disclosure and reporting matters
  • Support capital markets offerings and securities trading and derivatives matters

Qualifications:
  • 12 + years of strong substantive experience with SEC reporting ('33 and '34 Acts) and the securities laws, preferably from a combination of top-tier law firm and in-house public-company work, together with demonstrated management experience
  • Significant knowledge and experience with US laws, rules and regulations across the Securities landscape, particularly as applicable to public companies deeply involved in the capital markets and, ideally, the housing finance space and/or complex financial products
  • Expertise and experience working with the SEC in relation to disclosures, filings and compliance with all regulatory matters (including registration statements, proxy statements, current and periodic Exchange Act reports and Section 16 filings)
  • 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 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
  • Proven success in building strong strategic partnerships with senior executives across lines of business and functions
  • Track record of leading and developing teams
  • Ability to effectively navigate complex organizations and influence at all levels within the organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communications capabilities
  • Ability to work independently and in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience providing legal advice and support for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting and other communications is a plus
  • A background in business, finance, or accounting is a plus, as is experience with CFTC and FINRA regulatory requirements
  • Irreproachable integrity and unwavering discretion
  • JD degree from a US accredited law school or a similar degree from a school outside the US; membership in good standing in a state Bar

Keys to Success in this Role:
The successful candidate will have significant breadth and depth of knowledge and experience relating to the substantive legal areas covered by each of the areas mentioned above.

The attorney must have well-established leadership skills, including the ability to develop and empower attorneys and legal professionals and to manage priorities independently. The attorney must also be able to build and maintain strong collaborative relationships with colleagues and clients. The attorney must stay current on applicable federal securities laws and disclosure requirements and regulatory developments that may affect the company and become comfortable with transition and change. The attorney must be dedicated to encouraging a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment.

This individual must have experience working in a regulatory environment and the executive presence to adeptly communicate with the board of directors, executive and senior management, and other senior leaders and regulators.