Barry M. Parsons is Associate General Counsel with Freddie Mac’s General Litigation and Investigations group. Barry litigates cases, advises clients, and manages outside counsel on a wide variety of legal matters including employment, contract, intellectual property, insurance, fraud, and antitrust law. He also conducts internal investigations, advises the company on document retention issues, and is a member of the Legal Division’s Diversity and Inclusion Council and the Pro Bono Working Group. In 2011, he received the General Counsel’s Impact Award. Before joining Freddie Mac, Barry was a litigator with Crowell & Moring LLP in Washington, DC for nearly fourteen years. Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Barry was a judicial clerk for the Honorable William O. Bertelsman, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Before attending law school, he worked as a business consultant for major systems consulting company and as a financial analyst for a mid-Atlantic telecommunications company. Barry has served on the Board of Directors for the National LGBT Bar Association since 2010. He also recruited at Lavender Law for five years. Barry frequently speaks about LGBT diversity issues at Lavender Law and at the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s annual national conference. Barry received his J.D., with distinction from the George Mason University School of Law where he was Editor-in-Chief of the George Mason Law Review and a Dean’s Scholar. He also holds a M.B.A. from The American University Kogod School of Business and a B.S. in Economics from King’s College.