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Primary transactional legal support for front-end Single-Family customer-facing account teams and other assigned business units. Operate with considerable latitude in consulting, advising, and representing the company on a variety of highly complex legal matters and projects related to mortgage finance law. Provide legal counsel to management on broad issues affecting the Single Family mortgage business. Ensure that legal documents are prepared properly. Confer with executives regarding corporate initiatives, product development, and credit risk policies to assess legal risks to the company and plan actions to control or minimize those risks. May act as a subject area/technical expert, or key advisor on significant business or product decisions with or without management responsibilities. May manage a specific unit or specialist function. May directly manage in-house counsel, paralegals and legal support staff.
KEY JOB FUNCTIONS
Provide legal advice and service to front-end Single-Family customer-facing account teams and other assigned business units by combining skill and knowledge in mortgage finance and real estate law with sound business judgement. Operate within the framework of allowable corporate behavior and governance, and legal and regulatory compliance.
May plan, guide, and/or oversee the performance of in-house counsel, team members, and legal support staff.
Engage with assigned business units to meet goals. Pursue details and achieve closure on various matters. Provide excellent client service.
Draft customer contracts, policy announcements and other documents, as well as templates for the same.
May analyze legislation that impacts the company and assist the company in responding to inquiries from Congress and government agencies.
Juris Doctorate or equivalent required
8+ years of related experience
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
Prior legal experience in consumer mortgage finance, corporate finance, or real estate finance. Understanding of securitization, servicing and credit loss management preferred.
Deal-oriented lawyer with strong transactional expertise and ability to draft in clear, plain English.
Ability to work with a sense of urgency and to timely drive execution; to think creatively and strategically to accomplish company and business unit goals; to maintain the integrity of the company’s reputation with the public, regulatory authorities, and business clients.
Must have experience communicating with executives.
Must be able to work cross-functionally with different operational disciplines, spanning organizational boundaries.
As a condition of employment with Fannie Mae, any successful job applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and to successfully complete a background investigation.
Fannie Mae provides reliable, large-scale access to affordable mortgage credit in communities across our nation. We are the leading source of funding for housing in America, which means more people can buy or rent a home. We are focused on sustaining the housing recovery, improving our company, and leading change to make housing better.
Join our diverse, high-performing team and make a differen...ce as we work together to enable access to a good home.
For more information about Fannie Mae, visit http://www.fanniemae.com/progress