Major, Lindsey & Africa Places Ricardo Anzaldua as Senior Legal Advisor at Freddie Mac

Hanover, MD (May 17, 2018)Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world’s leading legal search firm, today announced the placement of Ricardo Anzaldua as Executive Vice President and Senior Legal Advisor to Freddie Mac CEO Donald H. Layton.  After a transition period, Mr. Anzaldua is expected to succeed Freddie Mac’s General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, William H. McDavid, who is retiring at the end of 2018. This high profile, national search was led by Major, Lindsey & Africa partners Dimitri Mastrocola, Deborah Ben-Canaan and Jon Lindsey.

“Ricardo Anzaldua is an exceptionally talented attorney with a passion for improving diversity in the legal profession. He also has considerable experience helping institutions deal with change,” said Dimitri Mastrocola. “We expect him to be a key contributor to the formulation and execution of a strategy intended to maximize the value of Freddie Mac to its many constituencies.”

Mr. Anzaldua joins Freddie Mac from MetLife Inc., where he served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel since 2012, leading the enterprise legal, corporate secretarial and compliance functions with a team of 950. From 2007 to 2012, he held senior positions in the legal department of the Hartford Financial Services Group. He began his legal career at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP, where he became a partner in 1999.

Mr. Anzaldua received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1990 and a B.A. from Brown University in 1979.

About Freddie Mac

Freddie Mac (OTCQB:FMCC) makes home possible for millions of families and individuals by providing mortgage capital to lenders. Since its creation by Congress in 1970, Freddie Mac has made housing more accessible and affordable for homebuyers and renters in communities nationwide. Learn more at, Twitter @FreddieMac and Freddie Mac’s blog

About Major, Lindsey & Africa

Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa is the largest and most experienced legal search firm in the world. With more than 25 offices worldwide, Major, Lindsey & Africa has earned recognition for its track record of successful general counsel, corporate counsel, partner, associate and law firm management placements. The firm also provides law firms and companies with highly specialized legal professionals on project, interim and temporary-to-permanent hire basis. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, Major, Lindsey & Africa recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting client and candidate needs while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality. The firm considers every search a diversity search and has been committed to diversity in the law since its inception. Major, Lindsey & Africa is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions.

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