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  • Posting Location: New York, New York

Country
United States
Working Schedule
Full-Time
Work Arrangement
Hybrid
Relocation Assistance Available
No
Posted Date
16-Apr-2024
Job ID
1971

Description and Requirements

Role Value Proposition: 

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. We’re united by our purpose to help our customers and each other create a confident future; we’re guided by empathy; and we’re inspired by each other to make a difference in the lives of our coworkers, customers, communities, and the world at large. At MetLife, it’s #AllTogetherPossible. Join us!  

 

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.

 

The successful candidate will join a collegial and dedicated team of attorneys responsible for providing the legal support for the Company's SEC reporting obligations and financing and capital markets transactions.  The team is part of the Corporate Secretary's Office within Legal Affairs.

 

The attorney will provide advice relating to financing and capital markets activities as well as SEC reporting obligations, in a collegial but challenging atmosphere that will promote personal opportunity and growth, as one of a team of public company attorneys. 

 

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide advice to business partners, principally in Treasury, Investments and Financial Reporting, regarding legal aspects of securities filings and capital raising transactions.
  • Collaborate with business partners and peers in the preparation and review of current and periodic reports to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Provide advice and counsel on matters related to MetLife’s disclosure obligations and presentations of information to the public.
  • Prepare and review documents in connection with transactional work, particularly for internal and external financing transactions.
  • Monitor current developments relevant to transactional, governance and reporting work. 

 

 

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

Required:

  • J.D. degree
  • Licensed to practice in New York, or eligible to register as In-House Counsel pursuant to the Rules for the Registration of In-House Counsel of the Court of Appeals of the State of New York
  • Progressively responsible experience in, and deep and broad understanding of, securities law, corporate governance, and transactional work, with at least 4-5 years of legal experience in securities and public company matters, including ’33 Act, ’34 Act, SEC rules, and NYSE rules, and related matters
  • Strong legal research, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Anticipates legal issues and works proactively to address them; follows up and sees matters through to completion
  • Robust written and oral communication skills
  • Interacts well with colleagues, clients, and senior management
  • Dedication to excellence and working in a spirit of partnership and collegiality, as part of a team
  • Able to work independently; exercises good judgment in determining when to consult management, colleagues, and clients
  • Handles substantial and varied workload and time sensitive situations effectively, establishing appropriate priorities
  • Flexible and willing to learn new skills
  • Enjoys challenging assignments

Preferred:

  • In-house experience
  • Familiarity with or experience in insurance legal issues, corporate governance and/or executive compensation issues, including Section 16 reporting
  • Familiarity with or experience in ’40 Act issues


  

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.

 

The wage range for applicants for this position is $153700 to $204900. This role is also eligible for annual short-term incentive compensation. MetLife offers a comprehensive benefits program, including healthcare benefits, life insurance, retirement benefits, parental leave, legal plan services and paid time off. All incentives and benefits are subject to the applicable plan terms.


The salary range for applicants for this position is 153700 - 204900.
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

If you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at accommodations@metlife.com. This information will be held in confidence and used only to determine an appropriate accommodation for the application process.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.
153700 - 204900