Associate General Counsel

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

As a valued contributor to our team, you will consult with team members and management to provide core legal counsel and services to the business, as well as utilize your legal training and experience to guide the Company's business. In this role, you will be advising the Company on a variety of highly complex legal matters and projects related to cybersecurity and data privacy. You will provide legal counsel to management regarding corporate initiatives, product development , and/or legal concerns to assess legal risks to the Company and propose plans of action to address or minimize those risks.


The Enterprise Legal - Associate General Counsel - Principal role will offer you the flexibility to make each day your own, while working alongside people who care so that you can deliver on the following responsibilities:

  • Provide legal advice and strategic expertise to the Enterprise’s business teams regarding technology, cybersecurity and information security.
  • Monitor legislative and regulatory cybersecurity developments impacting the Fannie Mae business.
  • Contribute to policy and advocacy efforts including policy, standard and procedure reviews, and assist in the development of integrated strategies to secure and optimize data use and innovations for Fannie Mae’s partners, homeowners, and renters.
  • Drive awareness among the Privacy and Cybersecurity Legal team regarding cutting-edge legal and business developments.
  • Partner closely with information security, data science, data governance and other teams to assess potential data and security risks and regulatory controls and governance for Fannie Mae’s products and technologies.
  • Partner with management on negotiating and drafting contracts, disclosures, agreements, and other legal documents.
  • Collaborate with management and outside counsel on issues of significance for the company.


Minimum Required Experiences

  • 8 years of relevant experience (including prior in-house or law firm experience)
  • Thorough understanding of and familiarity with current legal and regulatory requirements relating to cybersecurity, information security, and emerging technology trends
  • Strong command of incident response and incident preparedness best practices
  • Experience drafting and negotiating technology agreements and cybersecurity and information security contract provisions
  • Demonstrated legislative analysis skills and experience engaging with state and federal regulatory agencies
  • Juris Doctorate degree and membership in at least one state bar

Desired Experiences

  • Consumer financial services experience preferred
  • Strong business judgement and strategic thinking
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and project management skills
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, organizational and negotiation skills
  • Excellent presentation and advocacy skills with the ability to summarize and simplify complex topics and provide clear options
  • Ability to collaborate, persuade and coordinate with multiple parties (internal and external)
  • IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals) or other information security certification preferred
  • Experience with information security standards, frameworks, etc. (e.g., SOC, NIST, ISO).

Additional Information

In response to COVID-19, Fannie Mae has adapted our workplace and hiring processes to better safeguard our employees, candidates, and new hires. We understand that this is an unprecedented situation and Fannie Mae is committed to creating protocols for these processes that are agile and conform with federal, state, and local health administration guidance. While the company's operating status for on-site work is currently voluntary, the majority of Fannie Mae's workforce is remote until further notice. We continue to conduct all interviews and onboarding virtually. In addition, all employees who wish to come on site must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and enter their vaccination information into a confidential HR system before arriving at the facility, unless they have an approved accommodation. Click here to go directly to information about accommodations.

Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer, which means we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, personal appearance, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation in the application process, email us at

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