Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Ralph Boyd, Jr. has been appointed executive vice president and general counsel of Freddie Mac, a stockholderowned corporation established by Congress in support of homeownership and rental housing.
In this position, Boyd will head Freddie Mac’s Legal and Government Relations operations, and will report to Chairman and CEO Richard Syron. He will supervise the company’s legal operations, provide legal advice and representation on all aspects of its activities, and ensure adherence to corporate governance standards. In addition, Boyd will oversee regulatory relations and direct the corporation’s legislative activities at the federal, state, and local levels.
Prior to joining Freddie Mac, Boyd was a senior partner with the law firm Alston & Bird LLP, leading its Washington, D.C. litigation practice.
Previously, he was U.S. assistant attorney general and head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. During his tenure, he restructured the Civil Rights Division to expand the responsibility and visibility of attorneys of color in leadership positions. He also oversaw the investigation of the 2000 presidential elections in Florida; investigations of backlash hate crimes following the September 11, 2001 attacks; and fair lending and predatory lending cases.