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Country
United States
Working Schedule
Full-Time
Work Arrangement
Hybrid
Travel Required
10%
Relocation Assistance Available
No
Posted Date
24-May-2024
Job ID
2772

Description and Requirements

The Team You Will Join  

 

Legal Affairs 

Building confident futures is at the center of all our work at MetLife. In Legal Affairs, that means empowering our trusted advisors and advocates to focus on what’s possible while safeguarding MetLife’s global interests. Collaborating with each other and our businesses around the globe, we support innovative solutions while protecting our customers, employees, communities and shareholders. And we work in an environment founded on integrity, trust, candor and respect, where new challenges and diverse perspectives are encouraged and celebrated. Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? Join us! 

 

 

The Opportunity  

The Counsel position is responsible for providing legal advice on life, annuities, retirement  and protection insurance products,  including working with a team on SEC filings and exemptions from SEC filings, reviewing insurance and distribution contracts as well as client communications and marketing materials.  The position is part of a team that supports two major lines of MetLife’s U.S. business. This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience with the regulation of individual and retirement insurance products and  join a team that supports MetLife’s vision while providing quality service to our customers and overseeing compliance with insurance law and securities  law  requirements.  

 

Success in this role requires a strong desire to  develop subject matter expertise in both insurance and securities law as it relates to MetLife’s retail and retirement business. 

Good interpersonal and communication skills are important factors. The Counsel position supports a team that  is responsible for maintaining, updating and creating active SEC Form N-4, N-6, Form D filings and private placement memoranda as well as providing ongoing advice to our business partners on current and new initiatives and projects. You’ll  be given the opportunity to learn dynamic areas of MetLife’s business and  collaborate closely with senior members of the law department and business counterparts in an environment where every contribution is respected, and every perspective is heard.  

 

How You’ll Help Us Build a Confident Future (Key Responsibilities) 

  •  Update and maintain SEC product registrations for variable universal life insurance and variable annuities.  Provide advice regarding funding agreements as well as Corporate and Bank owned life insurance products.  
  • Provide creative and contemporary advice on legal issues relating to annuity, life, funding agreements, Corporate and Bank owned variable life insurance products and LTC products. 
  • Review marketing materials and agreements

 

What You Need to Succeed (Required Qualifications) 

  • Law degree (J.D. or equivalent) and bar admission.  
  • Work in a team environment with a desire to gain experience   handling complex legal matters while recognizing matters that require escalation in a timely fashion.
  • Sound judgement, a high degree of professionalism, and an ability to prioritize and adhere to deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and persuasively with a variety of internal stakeholders (corporate business partners, team members, functional colleagues, etc.)
  • Ability to work collaboratively and build effective partnerships.
  • Familiarity with life insurance and annuity insurance law and SEC product registration requirements, with a focus on insurance products (SEC forms N-4; N-6 and Form D) is a plus. 

 

 

What Can Give You an Edge (Additional Skills) 

  • Three to Five years of legal experience, preferably with a record of in-house insurance industry success.
  • Ability to work in a hybrid environment (in-office three days a week)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Business oriented mindset

 

Benefits We Offer  

Our U.S. benefits address holistic well-being with programs for physical and mental health, financial wellness, and support for families. We offer a comprehensive health plan that includes medical/prescription drug and vision, dental insurance, and no-cost short- and long-term disability. We also provide company-paid life insurance and legal services, a retirement pension funded entirely by MetLife and 401(k) with employer matching, group discounts on voluntary insurance products including auto and home, pet, critical illness, hospital indemnity, and accident insurance, as well as Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and digital mental health programs, parental leave, volunteer time off, tuition assistance and much more! 

 

About MetLife 

Recognized on Fortune magazine's list of the 2023 "World's Most Admired Companies" as well as the 2023 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For ®, MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies; providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to individual and institutional customers. With operations in more than 40 markets, we hold leading positions in the United States, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. 

 

Our purpose is simple - to help our colleagues, customers, communities, and the world at large create a more confident future. United by purpose and guided by empathy, we’re inspired to transform the next century in financial services. At MetLife, it’s #AllTogetherPossible.  Join us! 

 

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Benefits We Offer

Our U.S. benefits address holistic well-being with programs for physical and mental health, financial wellness, and support for families. We offer a comprehensive health plan that includes medical/prescription drug and vision, dental insurance, and no-cost short- and long-term disability. We also provide company-paid life insurance and legal services, a retirement pension funded entirely by MetLife and 401(k) with employer matching, group discounts on voluntary insurance products including auto and home, pet, critical illness, hospital indemnity, and accident insurance, as well as Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and digital mental health programs, parental leave, volunteer time off, tuition assistance and much more!
About MetLife

Recognized on Fortune magazine's list of the 2023 "World's Most Admired Companies" as well as the 2023 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For ®, MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies; providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to individual and institutional customers. With operations in more than 40 markets, we hold leading positions in the United States, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Our purpose is simple - to help our colleagues, customers, communities, and the world at large create a more confident future. United by purpose and guided by empathy, we’re inspired to transform the next century in financial services. At MetLife, it’s #AllTogetherPossible. Join us!
Equal Employment Opportunity/Disability/Veterans

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