Paralegal - House Counsel

  • Company: MetLife
  • Location: New York, New York
  • Posted: February 08, 2017
  • Reference ID: 42101-en_US







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 : Brooklyn  




The Brooklyn House Counsel office for MetLife represents the company’s insureds in lawsuits that are based in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Staten Island.  This role is for a Paralegal who is experienced in electronic filing for New York No Fault and Bodily Injury defense.




Proficient in New York No Fault and Bodily Injury defense

Experience in electronic filing via New York State Unified Court System

Actively support a team of attorneys in all aspects of complex litigation matters, including legal research and preparation of cases from discovery to trial

 Drafting answers, responses and demands for discovery and various motions, drafting AAA arbitration submissions

Maintain appropriate communication with claims adjusters and clients

Liaise between attorneys, claims representatives and court officials

Routinely update and track case information with Time Matters Management system

Review and analyze medical/legal records



Minimum of 5-7+ years of experience in a busy high volume defense/plaintiffs firm

Bachelor’s degree or paralegal certification or equivalent work experience

Knowledge of No Fault and Bodily Injury law

Computer literate in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, elaw, ecourts and Practice Management systems

Ability to work independently and collaboratively  



Legal Affairs









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 #: 42101 

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