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New York NY Full Time Posted: Saturday, 9 November 2019
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Job Location: United States : New York : New York

MetLife, through our subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the largest life insurance companies in the world. Founded in 1868, we are a global provider of life insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management. Our employees serve approximately 100 million customers, individuals and businesses, including over 90 of the FORTUNE 100®.

We are ranked #40 on the Fortune 500 list and #48 on the Forbes Global 500 list. We have operations in nearly 50 countries, and hold leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. We are also one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with an over $500 billion general account portfolio as of December 31, 2015.

In 2015, FORTUNE Magazine's World's Most Admired Company survey named us #1 in the Life and Health Insurance industry. In 2016, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the first time. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies.

While we have tremendous respect for the past, we are a company firmly focused on the future. To adapt to a changing world, we are undergoing one of the most dramatic transformations in our history to reinvent how we do business so we can thrive in any environment. We are moving away from a traditional product-development model to one driven by customer insights. We are challenging historical norms by humanizing our industry and designing every customer experience to reflect the modern company we're becoming. Our goal in everything we do is to offer customers truly differentiated value propositions that allow us to establish clear competitive advantages. We pride ourselves on being a trusted partner to our customers as they navigate life's twists and turns.

At the center of our business strategy is a commitment to One MetLife - collaborating, sharing best practices, and recruiting, developing and retaining the best talent in the industry. We live by our values: Put Customers First, Be the Best, Make Things Easier, and Succeed Together. They guide how we operate every day. Primary responsibilities of this attorney will be to provide legal support to the MetLife third party institutional investment management platform, which includes a registered fund, multiple private funds, global investment fund structures and separately managed accounts in various asset classes for domestic and international institutional clients. Key responsibilities will include advising clients on the formation and operation of private investment funds, including private equity funds, funds-of-funds, global investment fund structures, and other investment vehicles. Frequent advice and counsel with respect to the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. The attorney will build positive business partner relationships with diplomacy grow talent by training and supervising junior associates and drive results by providing best in class legal advice in a pragmatic and strategic manner in a collaborative environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal and strategic advice and counsel to our business partners and their senior management on all legal aspects of a sophisticated institutional investment management platform in a global insurance company.
  • Facilitation of the growth of the business in existing MetLife investment asset classes and support of new investment strategies and initiatives.
  • Advising clients on the formation and operation of private investment funds, including private equity funds, fund-of-funds, global investment fund structures, co-investment and carry arrangements, and other investment vehicles/structures.
  • Able to work proactively and independently, analyze and handle complex legal matters with minimal supervision, draft complex legal documents and negotiate matters with internal and external constituents unaided;
  • Ability to prepare, initiate, advocate and effectively present legal points and recommendations to influence clients and to represent clients as legal counsel;
  • Support the operational and compliance requirements of this new business by providing cogent SEC and other regulatory guidance.
  • Maintain diplomatic client relationships and provide education of business partners on relevant legal developments while growing own business acumen; and
  • Efficient monitoring and management of outside counsel's work product and costs.
  • Prepare reports for Legal Affairs management.
  • Ability to partner with our units in a collaborative manner to achieve enterprise goals.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school.
  • Admitted to practice before New York or New Jersey State Bar.
  • At least 4 years relevant investment management experience with a law firm or in-house.
  • Ability to lead projects and manage interactions with senior investments personnel
  • Proactive skill set to drive platform best practices and structure new products.
  • Ability to oversee operational compliance.
  • Demonstrated and detailed knowledge of legal and regulatory issues pertaining to an investment management platform.
  • Crisp, clear business partner oral and written communication skills, in particular the ability to reduce legal issues to straightforward practical analysis and advice.
  • Strong technical and functional knowledge of Investment Advisors Act of 1940 and business acumen relevant to investment management platforms.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Perform independently at high level and exhibit strong collaborative and inter-personal skills.
  • Ability to effectively organize and manage resources to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within the Investments Law unit and across the enterprise while moving a project forward.
  • Ability to assume a prominent role in projects.
  • Analyze all legal issues, drafts of all documents and negotiates all matters independently.
  • Manage outside counsel to provide excellent legal services in a cost effective manner.
  • Counsel all business partners including senior management.
  • Perform other duties as required.



Business Category

Legal Affairs

Number of Openings


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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