Corporate Counsel




At MetLife, we seek to make a meaningful impact in the lives of our customers and our communities.  In Legal Affairs, we strive to attract, develop and retain diverse talent with the potential to be future leaders of our department and of MetLife as a whole.  We seek legal and compliance professionals who demonstrate high intellectual capacity to understand complex matters facing our company, combined with strong leadership competencies to motivate and inspire higher performance by all our professionals. We take an active role in developing the skills of our talent and guiding their professional growth.  By promoting skill development and career advancement for our professionals, we are better positioned to serve our internal business partners and to help achieve MetLife’s vision of becoming a world-class leader in the insurance, retirement savings and employee benefits industries.




Job Location: United States : New York : New York  




This attorney will provide effective, responsive, and strategic legal advice to MetLife’s financial, investor relations, and communications professionals and other business partners on securities, capital markets, and other public company matters, and other responsibilities as assigned, as one of a team of public company attorneys.




  • Provide advice and counsel on legal aspects of securities filings (e.g., 10-K’s, 10-Q’s), financial and other communications (e.g., earnings releases, investor presentations), and capital-raising transactions (e.g., registration statements and prospectus supplements), including all necessary legal analysis.
  • Draft, and provide comments on drafts, of securities disclosures, financing and other agreements, investor presentations, other communications, and related material, both orally and in writing.
  • Partner effectively with business partners in advancing MetLife’s interests in clear disclosure that tells MetLife’s story effectively and within regulatory and investor expectations.
  • Coordinate advice with colleagues providing advice on the same or other matters in a collegial and effective manner.
  • Work with, guide, and manage outside counsel for MetLife on matters, to the extent they are engaged on those matters.



  • Deep and broad understanding of public company law, securities law, and corporate governance, and strong research, analytic and problem-solving skills related to these areas.
  • Robust written and oral communication skills, including crisp, clear client communications and the ability to reduce legal issues to straightforward practical analysis and advice.
  • Exercises strong influence and leadership skills, especially in the context of the ability to relate to different stakeholders, business partners and colleagues.
  • Dedication to excellence and working in a spirit of partnership and collegiality with colleagues, business partners, and others.
  • Able to work independently and show flexibility; exercises good judgment in determining when and how to consult management, colleagues, and business partners.
  • JD and 3-5+ years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in insurance legal issues, and experience practicing in a global environment, is a plus.





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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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Requisition #: 43902 

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