Alicia S. Myara has served as Senior Vice President & Principal Deputy General Counsel at Freddie Mac since October 2013.
In this role, Alicia's responsibilities include establishing and maintaining corporate governance practices for Freddie Mac and the Board of Directors and managing the legal work in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation. In addition to the corporate governance and employee benefits work, Alicia also supervises the Division’s Corporate Affairs lawyers, the Employment Law and Employee Relations function, the Legal Administration group, which manages the day to day functions of the Division, the Company’s record management program, and the Company’s E-discovery program.
Alicia joined Freddie Mac in January 2008 to fill the newly created position of Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Corporate Governance. Alicia served as Vice President – Interim General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Freddie Mac from November 2011 until July 2012 during which time she supervised the Legal Division of approximately 200 individuals, half of whom are attorneys, and had oversight and management responsibility for all legal and regulatory strategies, services, and resources and corporate governance matters. She also served as General Counsel and Secretary for the Freddie Mac Foundation from January 2008 until the affairs of the Foundation were wound down in February 2015.
Prior to joining Freddie Mac, Alicia spent almost ten years with Amtrak, the last five as its General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. She also spent nine years, first as an associate and then as partner, in private practice at the law firm of Hopkins & Sutter (now Foley & Lardner) where she handled complex commercial and administrative litigation on behalf of major corporate and rail clients and the FDIC and RTC.
Alicia has a bachelor of arts, with honors, in political science from McGill University, and a juris doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center.