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Attorney I-Corporate Governance

Job Description



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 difference as we work together to enable access to a good home.

Operate under general supervision in consulting, advising, and representing the company on a variety of complex legal matters and projects related to corporate law. Provide legal counsel to management on broad issues affecting the company. 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. May provide guidance to paralegals and legal support staff.

  • Provide counsel to one or more business units by applying knowledge of corporate law in the business context in which issues arise.
  • Research legal principles and precedents pertinent to issues affecting client business.
  • Consult with outside counsel and provide guidance.
  • Draft and execute legal documents.
  • Assist more experienced attorneys in representing the organization in legal disputes and transactions.
  • Advise senior attorneys of changes in legislation or regulations that impact the company.
  • May participate in developing company policies and procedures governing corporate law matters.


  • Juris doctorate required
  • 4+ years of related experience.
  • Relevant corporate governance or transactional experience in a large law firm or corporate law department.
  • Legal experience in a broad range of governance issues affecting large financial institutions or large public companies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; leadership and people management skills.
  • Excellent advocacy, negotiation, writing, and organizational skills; the ability to work well with clients in a dynamic and fast-paced environment; the ability to focus on both the big picture and the details; and the ability to meet deadlines and work well with peers.
  • Prior experience providing corporate secretarial support to public company board of directors preferred.

As a condition of employment with Fannie Mae, any successful job applicant will be required to successfully complete a background investigation.
Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Req ID: 58990