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Assistant Counsel

Date Posted: Nov 16, 2021

Location: New York, NY, US, 10166 Baltimore, MD, US, 21236

Company: MetLife

Job Location:  New York, New York                                                   

Alternate Job Location :  Linthicum Heights, Maryland


Role Value Proposition: 

The Assistant Counsel will provide legal support to Senior Counsel on a broad range of transactional and regulatory matters for Versant Health.  This support will drive effectiveness and efficiency in the delivery of legal services to Versant Health, including the proper alignment of legal services with the right level of legal support. 


Key Responsibilities: 

The top 5 specific responsibilities that are core to the Assistance Counsel’s success in the first 12-18 months:


  • Research and advise Senior Counsel and the Versant Health Compliance Department on Medicare, Medicaid and State Insurance laws and regulations
  • Manage and with Senior Counsel update contract templates and maintain repository
  • Review, revise and negotiate non-disclosure agreements, business associate agreements, and client contract amendments
  • Provide corporate governance support including preparation of board meeting minutes and unanimous written consents


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:



  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and admitted to New York State (or other appropriate) bar
  • 1-3 years’ experience in a law firm or comparable experience and training; prefer
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to prioritize and handle multiple priorities
  • Manage workflow/time management and effectively communicate with clients
  • Excellent research, writing, and drafting skills
  • Willingness to learn and pitch in
  • Positive attitude



  • Experience with national law firm
  • Experience with health care and/or insurance laws





Business Category

Legal Affairs - U.S. Insurance Law


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, 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 #: 120796


Nearest Major Market: New York City