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Corporate Counsel - Retail and Regulatory Litigation

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Metropolitan Life Insurance Company - MetLife

New York City, NY

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Job Location:

United States : New York : New York

Role Value Proposition:

We are seeking a highly motivated regulatory and litigation attorney to join the MetLife Law Department.

The position is in the Regulatory and Retail Litigation Unit of the Litigation Section. The attorney in this position will be responsible for handling a broad range of litigation, pre-litigation and regulatory matters relating to insurance and annuity products.

The candidate must be able to provide excellent legal advice and representation, have demonstrated a high degree of discretion and judgment, have the intellectual curiosity to keep abreast of the changing legal climate on issues relevant to a global provider of income and protection products and services, and have a strong commitment to personal growth, demonstrating leadership and developing talent.

Key Responsibilities:

Regulatory and Retail Litigation Unit attorneys are responsible for advising internal clients with respect to risks presented by managing and resolving those risks, and identifying actual and threatened litigation by private claimants and regulators opportunities and to improve processes and business practices which will mitigate risk and better protect the Company. Duties include identifying, explaining and advising potential issues and risks to business partners, meeting e-discovery obligations (including managing legal holds and document collections), research and writing, managing outside counsel, developing and executing strategy, budgeting and reviewing outside counsel invoices, and developing and presenting related training, negotiating settlements, preparing witnesses for interviews, depositions, arbitrations and trial, and establishing legal reserves.

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


JD degree from accredited law school

Excellent academic credentials

Admission to New York and federal bar

4 years of experience reflecting a record of accomplishment

Excellent analytical and organizational skills

Superior oral and written communications skills

Ability to build relationships

Ediscovery experience

Demonstrated commitment to leadership and developing talent

Demonstrated record of attention to detail, sense of urgency, ability to handle substantial workload effectively (i.e., establish priorities, adhere to deadlines)

Willingness to partner with colleagues and business partners to contribute to success of the Litigation Section, Legal Affairs, and MetLife

Ability to thrive as a team member and individual contributor in a high-performance culture

Ability to provide creative input in a culture of continuous improvement with respect to policies and procedures of the Law Department and our business partners.


Minimal on limited occasions

Business Category

Legal Affairs

Number of Openings


At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.”

MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

For immediate consideration, click the Apply Now button. You will be directed to complete an on-line profile. Upon completion, you will receive an automated confirmation email verifying you have successfully applied to the job.

Company info

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company - MetLife
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Company Profile
MetLife, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance, annuities, and employee benefit programs in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. It operates in six segments: Retail; Group, Voluntary & Worksite Benefits; Corporate Benefit Funding; Latin America; Asia; and Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The company provides variable, universal, term, and whole life products; individual disability income products; personal lines property and casualty insurance, including private passenger automobile, homeowners, and personal excess liability insurance; and variable and fixed annuities for asset accumulation and distribution needs, as well as mutual funds and other securities products. It also offers group insurance products, such as variable, universal, and term life products; dental, group short- and long-term disability, and accidental death and dismemberment coverages; and voluntary and worksite products consisting of personal lines property and casualty insurance, as well as LTC, prepaid legal plans, and critical illness products. In addition, the company provides annuity and investment products comprising guaranteed interest products and other stable value products, income annuities, and separate account contracts for the investment management of defined benefit and defined contribution plan assets; and structured settlements and products to fund postretirement benefits and company-, bank- or trust-owned life insurance, as well as health insurance, group medical, credit insurance, endowment, retirement, and savings products. It serves individuals and corporations, as well as other institutions and their employees. The company sells its products through sales forces, third-party organizations, independent agents, and property and casualty specialists, as well as through career agency, bancassurance, direct marketing, brokerage, and e-commerce channels. MetLife, Inc. was founded in 1863 and is based in New York, New York.

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