Freddie Mac appoints new general counsel

The new appointment replaces William McDavid, who retired this month

Freddie Mac appoints new general counsel

Freddie Mac has announced that Ricardo Anzaldua, its executive vice president, has been appointed general counsel and corporate secretary. Anzaldua succeeds William McDavid, who retired this month.

Anzaldua joined Freddie Mac as an executive vice president and senior legal advisor in May of last year. Before joining Freddie Mac, Anzaldua was executive vice president and general counsel of MetLife, Inc., and held senior positions in the legal department of the Hartford Financial Services Group.

“In a short period of time, Ricardo has become a valuable member of Freddie Mac’s executive team, providing sound advice and thoughtful counsel on many important issues affecting our company,” said Donald Layton, CEO of Freddie Mac. “His judgment and forward thinking will serve us well as we continue our company’s transformation. I’d like to again thank Bill McDavid for his many contributions to making Freddie Mac a fundamentally better company, and we wish him all the best in his retirement.”

Anzaldua began his legal career at the law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP, where he became a partner in 1999. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a juris doctorate from Harvard Law School.