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Corporate - General Attorney in Washington, DC

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Company name

Fannie Mae

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Corporate - General

Years of Experience

Min 6 yrs required


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Apr 19,2018

Posted on

Feb 15,2018

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Attorney - Corporate II The candidate will provide legal counsel to management on broad issues affecting the company. Will ensure that legal documents regarding board meetings and motions, mergers or acquisitions, contracts, or other corporate actions are prepared properly. Confer with executives regarding corporate initiatives, product development, or regulatory concerns to assess legal risks to the company and plan actions to control or minimize those risks. Provide legal advice and service by combining skill in corporate law with sound business acumen and knowledge of business goals and objectives of the company or assigned business units. Engage with assigned business units to meet goals. Pursue details and achieve closure on various matters. Provide excellent client service. Use business and legal judgment to balance an appropriate level of risk against the business needs in a particular situation. Operate within the framework of allowable corporate behavior and governance, and legal and regulatory compliance. Supervise and actively direct outside counsel. Work closely with business clients and outside counsel to ensure adherence to important corporate and regulatory policies. Draft templates. Write documents. May draft comment letters. May analyze legislation that impacts the company and assist the company in responding to inquiries from Congress and government agencies. Prepare and manage a due diligence budget. Coordinate with internal departments to ensure proper tracking and accounting of legal due diligence expenses. May plan, guide, and/or oversee the performance of legal support staff.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a J.D. degree or equivalent. Must have 6+ years of related experience. Should have legal experience in a broad range of corporate governance issues affecting large financial institutions or large public companies. Relevant corporate governance experience in a large law firm or corporate law department required. Prior experience providing corporate secretarial support to public company board of directors preferred.

Additional info

Ref. #: 52614

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Fannie Mae
3900 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-2892