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AVP & Assistant General Counsel, IP/Technology

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Date Posted: Jun 17, 2022

Location(s): New York, NY, US, 10166 Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

PositionAVP & Assistant General Counsel, IP/Technology


Job Location: 200 Park Ave

Alternate Job Location : Cary, NC



This role sits within the Section of the Law Department focused on Global Technology and Operations, Employment, Benefits and Information (GEBI).  This Section provides strategic legal advice across the enterprise on a wide variety of issues, including those associated with both the businesses and support functions of the enterprise.  Its members strive to provide actionable advice that considers commercial implications and to become trusted advisors to their business partners around the globe.


The Role:

MetLife is seeking a dynamic attorney with technology experience to take a leadership role in advising members of the enterprise, including senior leaders, on issues related to information technology and information security, including cybersecurity. This individual will support a variety of technology needs, from MetLife’s internal enterprise IT needs to information security issues pertaining to customer-facing insurance products and services. This role will work closely and collaboratively with professionals across Legal Affairs and Compliance to provide support to Global Technology and Operations (GTO) and MetLife’s domestic and global businesses. The role requires the ability to understand new internal end-user enabling technologies being acquired, developed or rolled out within and across the enterprise as well as products, platforms and other digital offerings provided or offered by MetLife’s various businesses.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Review, draft, and negotiate a wide variety of commercial agreements with a principle focus on technology, including master services agreements, software licensing agreements, software and application development agreements, SaaS/cloud services agreements, customer agreements, and partner agreements.
  • Advise on legal issues related to cloud computing, outsourcing and information security across the full technology lifecycle, from procurement, development, and implementation/deployment for both (i) enterprise technology and (ii) core products offered and developed by lines of business.
  • Engage with leaders within GTO, U.S. Business, Investments, Marketing and businesses in the regions about legal issues involved with the acquisition and implementation of new technology.
  • Collaborate on M&A and other third-party deals serving as an advisor on IT issues, including those related to software, hardware and services.
  • Provide thought leadership with respect to changes in laws affecting technology and breaches of technology by unauthorized parties.


Key Relationships:

  • Reports to: VP & Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property, Global Technology and State Insurance Regulation
  • Direct reports/team: No direct reports
  • Key Stakeholders: GTO, U.S. Business, Investments, Marketing, EMEA, LatAm, Asia


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:





  • Has experience in any of the following areas: insurance and/or other regulated financial services, navigating multinational organizations and international laws and regulations, or intellectual property.
  • Possesses familiarity with privacy laws and intellectual property laws.
  • Demonstrates persuasion and leadership skills, especially in the context of the ability to relate to different stakeholders, business partners and colleagues.
  • Capable of thriving in a fast-paced environment.


      MetLife Success Principles

  • Experiment with Confidence – Courageously learn and test new ideas without fear of failure
  • Act with Urgency – Demonstrate speed to action with agility and determination
  • Seek Diverse Perspectives – Source ideas and feedback to expand thinking and make informed decisions
  • Seize Opportunity – Drive responsible growth and identify areas for continuous improvement
  • Champion Inclusion – Foster an environment where everyone is valued, heard, and can speak up
  • Create Alignment – Partner with others across the organization with candor and transparency
  • Take Responsibility – Be accountable and act in pursuit of the right outcomes
  • Enable Solutions – Anticipate and address obstacles while managing risk
  • Deliver What Matters – Execute meaningful priorities and follow through on commitments




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 $669 billion of total assets under management as of December 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.  If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to or call our Employee Relations Department at 1-877-843-3711.


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.



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