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Senior Counsel - Securities Law

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Date Posted: Nov 10, 2022

Location(s): New York, New York, US, 10166

Company: MetLife



Role Value Proposition


The attorney will provide advice relating to financing and capital markets activities as well as SEC reporting obligations, in a challenging atmosphere that will promote personal opportunity and growth, as one of a team of public company attorneys.


Key Responsibilities


Provide advice to business partners, principally in Treasury, Investments and Financial Reporting, regarding legal aspects of securities filings and capital raising transactions.

Collaborate with business partners and peers in the preparation and review of current and periodic reports to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Prepare and review documents in connection with transactional work, particularly for internal and external financing transactions.

Monitor current developments relevant to transactional, governance and reporting work.

Report to the Unit Manager for the Public Company Law Unit.



Required Experience


  • 5+ years of legal experience in securities and public company matters, including ’33 Act, ’34 Act, SEC rules, and NYSE rules, and related matters
  • J.D. degree
  • Licensed to practice in New York, or eligible to register as In-House Counsel pursuant to the Rules for the Registration of In-House Counsel of the Court of Appeals of the State of New York
  • Progressively responsible experience in, and deep and broad understanding of, securities law, corporate governance, and transactional work.
  • Strong legal research, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Anticipates legal issues and works proactively to address them; follows up and sees matters through to completion
  • Interacts well with colleagues, clients, and senior management
  • Dedication to excellence and working in a spirit of partnership and collegiality, as part of a team
  • Able to work independently; exercises good judgment in determining when to consult management, colleagues, and clients
  • Handles substantial and varied workload and time sensitive situations effectively, establishing appropriate priorities
  • Flexible and willing to learn new skills
  • Enjoys challenging assignments


Preferred Experience:


  • In-house experience
  • Familiarity with or experience in insurance legal issues, corporate governance and/or executive compensation issues, including Section 16 reporting
  • Familiarity with or experience in ’40 Act issues


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.


The wage range for applicants for this position is $147,000 - $196,000. 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.


Nearest Major Market: New York City