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Corporate Counsel - Brighthouse Financial

Date Posted: Nov 22, 2017

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28277

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States : North Carolina : Charlotte  

 

Brighthouse Financial is a new company established by MetLife. We’re on a mission to help people achieve financial security. Built on a foundation of industry knowledge and experience, we specialize in offering essential annuity and life insurance products designed to help customers protect what they’ve earned and ensure it lasts more predictably. In an industry that often has a reputation for complexity, confusion, and cost, Brighthouse Financial is different. Our approach includes simplicity, transparency, and more value so customers can face the future with confidence.

 

Brighthouse Financial is seeking passionate, high-performing team members to help us carry out our mission and be part of an exciting journey toward improving the financial futures of our millions of customers. Sound like you? Read on.

 

Role Value Proposition:

This position represents the unique opportunity to work for a start-up, but one with long-standing experience in the financial services industry. The responsibilities of this position include: (1) providing strategic legal advice and support regarding litigation oversight and management for a public company; (2) handling and/or managing a broad range of litigation, pre-litigation, and regulatory matters; and (3) exercising influence and leadership with business partners and colleagues to help achieve results.

 

The candidate must be able to provide excellent legal advice and representation, have demonstrated a high degree of discretion and judgment, have the intellectual curiosity to keep abreast of the changing legal climate on issues relevant to a national provider of income and protection products and services, and to have a strong commitment to personal growth, demonstrating leadership and developing talent. 

 

Key Responsibilities:

The position is responsible for advising internal clients with respect to actual and threatened litigation relating to all aspects of the company’s business and identifying opportunities to improve processes and business practices which will mitigate risk and better protect the Company.

 

Some of the core duties for this position will include:

  • Providing advice on a full range of litigation and pre-litigation issues, including disclosure and reserving issues
  • Meeting e-discovery obligations (including managing legal holds and document collections)
  • Research and writing, excellent communication both written and verbally  
  • Managing outside counsel, budgeting and reviewing outside counsel invoices
  • Advising business clients regarding litigation risks and strategy, negotiating settlements, developing and presenting training to business partners.    

 

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • JD degree from accredited law school
  • Excellent academic credentials
  • Admission to state and federal bar
  • 7 years of litigation experience, including significant experience with litigation for a public company
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Superior oral and written communications skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to leadership and developing talent
  • Demonstrated record of attention to detail, sense of urgency, ability to handle substantial workload effectively (i.e., establish priorities, adhere to deadlines)
  • Willingness to partner with colleagues and business partners to contribute to success of the company
  • Ability to thrive as a team member and individual contributor in a high-performance culture
  • Provide creative input in culture of continuous improvement with respect to policies and procedures of the Law Department and our business partners
  • Knowledge of life insurance and annuity products and litigation experience relating to those products desirable, but not required

 

Travel

Less than 10%

 

Business Category

Legal Affairs/ Law

 

Number of Openings

1

 

Brighthouse Financial is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is Brighthouse Financial'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.

 

For immediate consideration, click the Apply Now button. You will be directed to complete an on-line profile. Upon completion, you will receive an automated confirmation email verifying you have successfully applied to the job.

 

Brighthouse Financial is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to complete an employment application, please contact our Employee Relations Department at 1-866-635-9230 or email bhfemployeerelations@brighthousefinancial.com. All other unrelated inquires will not be acknowledged.


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