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Legal Administrative Associate

Date Posted: Jan 14, 2022

Location: New York, NY, US, 10166

Company: MetLife

Job Location: 200 Park Avenue, New York, NY


Role Value Proposition


MetLife is seeking a highly motivated Legal Administrative Associate to join the in-house Legal Services Team of administrative associates and paralegals to support the Legal Affairs department and work in different areas of the department to support the business needs.


This position requires excellent judgement, attention to detail, flexibility, and the ability to prioritize workload in a complex, fast-moving environment. Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision and demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written. This role reports to the service team manager, requires a high degree of collaboration with peers, stakeholders and with the Legal services team members across Legal Affairs.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Providing administrative assistance to attorneys and the services team members as needed.
  • Demonstrate judgement in prioritizing meetings and managing calendar effectively by gaining knowledge of business priorities.
  • Proactively find solutions to issues with an ownership mindset.
  • Work with various systems, including matter management and Ebilling, expense reports, and other technology platforms as needed.
  • Interface with executive assistants of senior leaders, at all levels of the organization, both within and outside of the company.
  • Must manage own performance independently and effectively with excellent time management skills.
  • Superior prioritization, organization, proofreading, and office administration skills.
  • High degree of initiative and the capacity to anticipate the needs of professionals.
  • Providing back-up assistance in the absence of other colleagues.
  • Highly proficient in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) SharePoint and One drive; ability to troubleshoot basic software issues and learn new systems quickly.
  • Arrange business travel - including airlines, hotels, and transportation - and take initiative to collect travel receipts and submit expense reimbursement requests promptly.
  • Maintain documents and records in accordance with administrative and record retention policies.
  • Assisting with department projects as needed, using judgment to make decisions, within the scope of responsibilities and other work-related duties as assigned.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:



  • Associate degree or 2-3 years administrative experience.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe) SharePoint
  • Excellent organization, time management, and multi-tasking skills required.
  • Ability to execute with urgency and agility.
  • Strong record of success collaborating with diverse personalities.
  • Positive, proactive, and able to adapt to changes in the work environment.
  • Candidate must be independent, self-motivated with excellent organizational skills and possess the ability to work under pressure, manage priorities, handle multiple tasks with frequent tight deadlines and work well in team environments.


Preferred skills:

  • Preferred law firm or legal experience.
  • Ability to foster trusting relationship and always ensure confidentiality.
  • Ability to multi-task and finish strong.
  • Detail oriented work focus with a commitment to accuracy and quality balanced with timeliness.





Business Category

Legal Affairs


“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 #: 122735


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