Senior Counsel

  • Company: MetLife
  • Location: New York, New York
  • Posted: June 02, 2017
  • Reference ID: 62141-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 : New York  




This attorney will provide effective, responsive, and strategic legal advice to executive management and the board of directors on public company corporate governance, disclosure and other public company matters as part of MetLife’s Corporate Secretary’s Office. 





  • Provide advice and counsel on legal aspects of public company corporate governance.
  • Partner effectively with executives and senior managers from a variety of businesses and functional areas to produce Board memoranda, presentations, resolutions, disclosures, other communications, and related material.
  • Assist in the operations of the corporate secretarial function, e.g., organizing agendas, logistics, and execution of Board meetings.
  • Supervise the work of one or more legal assistants in the corporate secretarial function.
  • Coordinate advice with colleagues as appropriate.



  • Ability to identify and resolve legal issues related to public company corporate governance and disclosure through research, analysis, and developing practical and well-reasoned solutions. 
  • Draft and edit effective corporate governance documents and communications such as Board and Committee charters, Board memoranda and presentations, with scrupulous attention to detail and accuracy.    
  • Ability to communicate crisply and effectively, both orally and in writing. 
  • Work effectively with executive and senior management, and be able to provide advice and counsel with confidence and authority. 
  • Manage complicated projects and coordinate contributions from multiple disciplines.
  • J.D. degree, licensed to practice in New York

3-4 years or more legal experience in public company governance matters, including governance-related SEC rules and related disclosures, Section 16 rules, NYSE rules, ISS and other institutional shareholder concerns and standards



Corporate Secretary’s Office, 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 #: 62141 

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