Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Interim General Counsel, Freddie Mac

Jerry Weiss became Chief Administrative Officer of Freddie Mac in 2010 and Interim General Counsel in 2021. Before joining Freddie Mac, he was Global Head of Compliance at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, and also spent time at a Washington, D.C. law firm focusing on securities regulation, investment management, and corporate finance matters. 

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Jerry created a Leader's Pledge detailing his personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Jerry's pledge here

Diversity efforts within Freddie Mac's legal team include a database of diverse outside counsel, partnership with the National Association of Minority- and Women-Owned Law Firms, and summer internships for law students. Companywide, Freddie Mac recently received awards for its Autism Internship Program and its LGBT & Housing Insights report. Freddie Mac also participated in the 2018 Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index, providing data on its D&I practices, organizational culture, and demographic transparency.  

Joined LCLD 2012

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2022: Khang Tran, Khardeen Shillingford; 2020: Roberts, Sandy Paik; 2019: Edward Abrams, Soha Mody; 2018: Pamela Thompson Perry, Michael Henderson; 2017: Jacqueline Haberer, Om Jahagirdar; 2016: Kirsten Elizabeth Keating, Regina Hart Shaw; 2015: Yolanda Hawkins-Bautista, Ankur D. Shah; 2012: Chante Bowser, Barry M. Parsons

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinder nominated:
2022: Jessica Moscoso, Carrie Usera;

Annual Meeting (2020, 2019, 2014)
Leadership Summit (2019)


Member: Jerry Weiss

Diversity Professional: Barry Parsons

Communications: Ruth Fisher