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Senior Counsel

Company name
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company - MetLife

Location
New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Legal, Insurance

Posted on
Aug 16,2019

Valid Through
Nov 29,2019

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Date Posted:

Aug 16, 2019

Location:

New York, NY, US, 10166

Company:

MetLife

Job Location:

200 Park Ave: New York, NY

Role Value Proposition:

This senior counsel will primarily provide legal advice to MetLife’s U.S. group insurance businesses (including disability, dental and supplemental accident and health products). The attorney will focus on legal questions and issues related to regulation of group insurance products and advise on legal issues relating to product development and design, marketing, sales, and administration.

Key Responsibilities:

Provide legal support in connection with U.S. group life and accident and health insurance.

Draft or review a variety of documents, including regulatory filings, policyholder notices, and other communications and marketing materials.

Draft and negotiate customer, third-party administrator, and vendor agreements.

Conduct or coordinate legal research regarding U.S. group life and accident and health insurance.

Assess and communicate legal and regulatory risks associated with U.S. group life and accident and health insurance and counsel the business partners on ways to effectively mitigate such risks.

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

Required:

Law degree (J.D. or equivalent) and bar admission required with a minimum of six years of relevant legal experience, preferably with a strong record of in-house success

Deep subject matter expertise in most or all of the following areas: group insurance, employee benefits, and ERISA law and regulation

Ability to handle complex legal matters with minimal oversight while escalating significant issues in a timely fashion

Sound judgement, a high degree of professionalism, and an ability to prioritize and adhere to deadlines

Communicates clearly, concisely and persuasively with a variety of internal stakeholders (corporate business partners, team members, functional colleagues, etc.), works collaboratively and builds effective partnerships.

Preferred:

Prior experience advising on group insurance.

Travel

Minimal (

Business Category

Legal Affairs – U.S. Insurance Law

Number of Openings

1

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.

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Nearest Major Market:

New York City

Company info

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company - MetLife
Website : https://www.metlife.com

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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