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Michael R. Levin

Michael R. Levin

Freddie Mac
Senior Director, Ethics & Business Practices, Compliance Division
McLean, VA, USA


Michael Levin is the Senior Director of Compliance at Freddie Mac overseeing the Ethics and Business Practices (EBP) program.  Levin leads a team of compliance professionals and corporate investigators, and sets the strategy for the EBP office to manage and mitigate ethics and business practices risk across the Freddie Mac enterprise. This includes the Compliance & Ethics Helpline, the Code of Conduct and associated policies, and corporate investigations of non-accounting matters.  Levin also serves as a member of Freddie Mac’s Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee.

Previously, Levin served as director of Ethics and Business Conduct for The Boeing Company, managing the ethics program for Boeing’s Government Operations and International business areas. A member of the EBC leadership team, he led several teams of ethics professionals located across the Boeing enterprise to address ethics-related matters within the businesses, to provide advice and guidance, and to help foster an open and accountable work environment.  While at Boeing, Levin was on the Defense Industry Initiative Working Group, the International Forum on Business Ethical Conduct Steering Committee, and a member of the Ethics Resource Center Fellows Program.

Levin joined Boeing in 2011 after serving as the director of Ethics and Business Conduct for BAE Systems’ Electronic Solutions Sector.  At BAE, Levin established a team of 15 local ethics officers and managed all of the ethics initiatives within Electronic Solutions, including oversight of ethics investigations.  Levin also served on the Electronic Solutions Leadership Team and the BAE Systems, Inc. Ethics Working Group to develop, establish, and lead the ethics program across all of BAE Systems, Inc.  

Before joining BAE, Levin spent 10 years at Integrity Interactive Corp., where as vice president, Compliance Solutions, he developed and brought to market solutions to reduce risk amongst third party business partners.  He also consulted to shape the compliance and ethics programs of more than 100 client companies. From 1995 to 2001, Levin practiced law in Boston, focusing primarily on litigation.

Levin earned a B.A. degree from the University of Maryland and a J.D. degree from the Massachusetts School of Law and is licensed to practice law in the federal and state courts of Massachusetts.  He has lectured extensively at industry and legal association conferences, and he has published articles in Compliance and Ethics Professional, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Business Week (online), The Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Journal, and Inside Supply Management magazines. In 2013, Levin served on the Advisory Group to the Ethics Resource Center 2013 National Business Ethics Survey.

Levin resides in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife Taya, their son and daughter, and dog, Fenway.

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