Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Fannie Mae
Before joining Fannie Mae in 2014, Brian Brooks served as Chief Legal Officer of OneWest Bank and Managing Partner of O'Melveny Myers. In an interview, he said he views his job with Fannie Mae as a kind of public service. Brian also led the creation of the Fannie Mae GC Fellows Program, aimed at getting more diverse lawyers into leadership roles, was a founding member of LCLD’s Sustainable Partnership Program.
Fannie Mae prides itself on the diversity of its customers and its workforce. Forty-nine percent of Fannie Mae employees are minorities and 47 percent are women, according to the company’ website. Fannie Mae has also been recognized by Diversity MBA, Latina Style, and Diversity magazines.
Fannie Mae was named an LCLD Most Active Member Corporation in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Joined LCLD 2009
Highlights of LCLD Participation
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2014)
2017: Mai Pham Robertson, Leah Thompson; 2016: Juliet M. Hanna, Kathy E. Rentas; 2015: Tod B. Edel, Te-Mika S. Warner; 2014: Tanguy de Carbonnieres, Elizabeth Pierce; 2013: Damien G. Stewart, Anna Tilton; 2012: Kenneth M. Perry, Chris Scanlan; 2011: Margaret P. Chase, Danielle McCoy
1L LCLD Scholars Program
2017: Kevin Shin; 2016: Athena Aherrera, Devron Brown, Michael Witschel
Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2017, 2016, 2015
Annual Meeting (2017, 2016, 2015)
Member: Brian Brooks
Diversity Professional: Kenneth Perry