Stephen H. McElhennon is Fannie Mae's Vice President and Interim General Counsel, reporting to the CEO.
Previously, Mr. McElhennon was Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, responsible for a wide range of legal matters – including SEC disclosure, capital markets, securitization, tax and benefits, and employment law – and the day-to-day operations of the legal department. Mr. McElhennon began his career at Fannie Mae as an Associate General Counsel, a role in which he oversaw all corporate debt and equity securities issuances and provided daily counsel and guidance to the Capital Markets organization, addressing both issuances of debt securities and securities investments.
Prior to joining Fannie Mae in 2000, Mr. McElhennon was an Associate with Brown & Wood LLP (now Sidley Austin LLP) in New York, where he worked as a Corporate and Securities Associate, specializing in debt, equity, and synthetic product transactions.
Mr. McElhennon has a bachelor of arts (magna cum laude) in public administration and philosophy from Fordham University and a juris doctor from Fordham University School of Law.