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JOB INFORMATIONOperate with considerable latitude in consulting, advising, and representing the company on a variety of highly complex legal matters and projects related to consumer finance and corporate law. Provide legal counsel to management on broad issues affecting the company. 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. May act as a subject area/technical expert, or key advisor on significant business or product decisions with or without management responsibilities. May directly manage paralegals and legal support staff.KEY JOB FUNCTIONS
May plan, guide, and/or oversee the performance of team members and/or legal support staff. Provide legal advice and service by combining skill in consumer finance and 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.
Juris Doctorate or equivalent required
8+ years of related experience
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
Must be a seasoned consumer finance lawyer (6+ years) with strong working knowledge of the Fair Credit Reporting Act & privacy laws.
Must write in clear, concise plain English and be an experienced and effective speaker. Experience drafting contracts or real estate finance documents a plus.
Must have experience communicating with executives.
Must be able to work cross-functionally with different operational disciplines, spanning organizational boundaries.
Must be able to grasp essentials of complex mortgage or consumer finance business issues that have legal overtones and act as a bridge between the business and legal requirements.
Must be able to think creatively, from a legal perspective, on matters such as business strategy, evolving technologies and projects to be compliant with legal and regulatory requirements.
Must be able to maintain the integrity of the company’s reputation with the public, regulatory authorities, and business clients.
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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.