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Date Posted: Sep 6, 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: 


The position is in the Commercial Litigation Unit of the Litigation Section.  The attorney in this position will be responsible for handling a broad range of litigation and pre-litigation matters relating to MetLife’s role as an insurer, an investor with a substantial portfolio of securities, private equity, real estate, and agricultural investments, and an issuer of securities.  The attorney may also handle individual life and individual disability claims matters and provide pre-litigation and litigation advice to several key business areas including Retirement & Income Solutions and US Business. 


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, and have a strong commitment to personal growth and demonstrating leadership.  Experience in some or all of the following litigation areas strongly preferred in addition to extensive e-discovery experience:  securities, class actions, retail sales practices, individual life and disability claims, real estate and investments litigation, cyber-security and privacy. 


Key Responsibilities:


  • Responsible for advising internal business clients with respect to risks presented by actual and threatened litigation, managing and resolving those risks, identifying opportunities to improve processes and business practices which will mitigate risk and better protect the Company, and developing and presenting related training.
  • Responsible for meeting e-discovery obligations (including managing legal holds, custodian interviews and appropriate preservations, collections and review)
  • Responsible for end-to-end litigation management in addition to discovery including research and writing, managing outside counsel, developing and executing cost effective litigation strategy including early case resolution whenever appropriate, budgeting and reviewing outside counsel invoices, negotiating settlements, preparing witnesses for deposition and trial.
  • Responsible for establishing litigation reserves and ensuring that MetLife meets its disclosure obligations.



Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:



  • JD degree from accredited law school and excellent academic credentials
  • Admission to a state bar and ability to register as in-house counsel
  • 4+ years of related experience reflecting a record of accomplishment
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Superior oral and written communications skills
  • Extensive ediscovery experience
  • 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 Litigation 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 culture of continuous improvement with respect to policies and procedures of Legal Affairs and our business partners.



  • Securities litigation and/or class action experience
  • Individual life and/or individual disability claims litigation experience
  • Retail sales practices litigation experience
  • Contract negotiation and disputes



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.


Nearest Major Market: New York City