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Assistant General Counsel - US Insurance Law - Reinsurance

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Date Posted: Jan 10, 2023

Location(s): New York, NY, US, 10166 Bridgewater, NJ, US, 8807 Remote, US, 0

Company: MetLife

Position: Assistant General Counsel - US Insurance Law-Reinsurance


Job Location: New York, NY           Alternate Location: Bridgewater, NJ          Additional Location:  Remote candidates may be considered depending on level of experience


Role Value Proposition:  This attorney will primarily provide legal advice to certain of MetLife’s U.S. retirement and income businesses (primarily reinsurance in capacity of providing advice in capacity as counsel to the reinsurer and to the ceding insurer). The attorney will focus on legal questions and issues related to regulation of offshore and US reinsurance regulation and advise on legal issues relating to product development and design, sales, and administration of such reinsured products. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Draft or review a variety of documents, including non-disclosure agreements, reinsurance treaties, collateral agreements, administrative service agreements and other business-related contracts.
  • Draft and negotiate customer, third-party administrator, and vendor agreements.
  • Provide advice and counsel to senior leadership regarding U.S., non-U.S. and captive reinsurance transactions and other various forms of risk transfer
  • Provide advice regarding the administration of various reinsurance arrangements
  • Provide advice on general privacy regulations and cyber-security regulations applicable in the U.S., Europe, and Canada
  • Assess and communicate legal and regulatory risks associated with U.S. insurance and counsel the business on ways to effectively mitigate such risks.
  • Coordinate with the business, government relations, communications, and other cross-functional teams on multi-disciplinary issues.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Law degree (J.D. or equivalent) and bar admission required with a strong record of in-house success
  • 8+ years of relevant experience either with a law firm, insurance company or other financial services institution.
  • Prior experience advising financial services companies regarding reinsurance and other forms of risk transfer.
  • Ability to handle complex legal matters with minimal oversight while escalating significant issues in a timely fashion
  • Sound judgement, a high degree of professionalism, and an ability to prioritize and adhere to deadlines
  • Communicates clearly, concisely, and persuasively with a variety of internal stakeholders (corporate business partners, team members, functional colleagues, etc.), works collaboratively and builds effective partnerships.


  • Previous experience working with mergers & acquisitions
  • Previous experience working with insurers located outside of the U.S., preferably, the United Kingdom, Western Europe, and Canada
  • Experience working closely with actuaries, risk professionals and investments


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.


The wage range for applicants for this position is $151,000 to $210,000. This role is also eligible for annual short-term incentive compensation. MetLife offers a comprehensive benefits program, including healthcare benefits, life insurance, retirement benefits, parental leave, legal plan services and paid time off. All incentives and benefits are subject to the applicable plan terms.


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.

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