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Date Posted: Jun 26, 2022

Location(s): New York, NY, US, 10166

Company: MetLife

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.


Role Value Proposition:


We are seeking a highly motivated regulatory attorney to join the MetLife Law Department.


The position is in the Regulatory Unit of the US Insurance Law Section of Legal Affairs. The attorney in this position will be responsible for handling a broad range of regulatory matters, including market conduct exams, interpretation and application of regulatory requirements, reviewing and advising on statutory changes and industry-wide practices relating to regulatory requirements.


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 global provider of income and protection products and services, be detail-oriented, and have a strong commitment to personal growth, demonstrating leadership and developing talent.  Experience in the following regulatory areas strongly preferred: unclaimed property, market conduct exams, broker/dealer exams and related issues.


Key Responsibilities:  


Regulatory Unit attorneys are responsible for advising internal clients with respect to risks presented by regulatory requirements and identifying opportunities to improve processes and business practices which will mitigate risk and better protect the Company. Duties include understanding and advising on current and future regulatory requirements, identifying and explaining potential issues to business partners, handling regulatory inquiries, exams and investigations initiated by state insurance departments, SEC, FINRA and other regulatory bodies including preparing regulatory responses, coordinating with lines of business and tracking requests and responses. Meeting e-discovery obligations (including managing legal holds and document collections), research and writing, managing outside counsel, developing and executing strategy, budgeting and reviewing outside counsel invoices, advising business clients regarding regulatory and risks and developing and presenting related training, negotiating with regulators, preparing witnesses for interviews, and establishing legal reserves.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:



  • JD degree from accredited law school
  • 2+ years of Legal experience reflecting a record of accomplishment
  • Admission to New York and federal bar
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Superior oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to build relationships across the Company and with regulators
  • 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 US Insurance Law Section, Legal Affairs, and MetLife
  • Ability to thrive as a team member and individual contributor in a high-performance culture
  • Ability to provide creative input in a culture of continuous improvement with respect to policies and procedures of the Law Department and our business partners.



  • Regulatory Examination Experience
  • Ediscovery experience


MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine's 2021 list of the "World's Most Admired Companies." 


MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.



We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.



MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to 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.



Requisition #: 123800


Nearest Major Market: New York City