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Senior Counsel - Technology Legal

Date Posted: Nov 17, 2021

Location: New York, NY, US, 10166

Company: MetLife

Job Location: 200 Park Avenue, New York, NY


Role Value Proposition: 

MetLife is seeking a dynamic attorney with technology experience to advise on issues related to information technology and information security, including cybersecurity. This individual will support a variety of technology needs, from MetLife’s internal enterprise IT needs to information security issues pertaining to customer-facing insurance products and services. This role will work closely and collaboratively with professionals across Legal Affairs and Compliance to provide support to Global Technology and Operations (GTO) and MetLife’s domestic and global businesses. The role requires the ability to understand new internal end-user enabling technologies being rolled out within and across the enterprise as well as products, platforms and other digital offerings provided or offered by MetLife’s various businesses.


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Review, draft, and negotiate a wide variety of commercial agreements with a principle focus on technology, including master services agreements, software licensing agreements, software and application development agreements, SaaS/cloud services agreements, customer agreements, and partner agreements.
  • Advise on legal issues related to cloud computing and information security across the full technology lifecycle, from procurement, development, and implementation/deployment for both (i) enterprise technology and (ii) core products offered and developed by lines of business.
  • Collaborate on M&A and other third-party deals serving as an advisor on IT issues, including those related to software, hardware and services.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:



  • Has at least 5-7 years of experience at a major law firm and/or in-house legal department working on technology issues, technology transactions or cybersecurity, reflecting a record of accomplishment.
  • Holds a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school and be admitted to the New York State (or other appropriate) bar.
  • Exhibits crisp, clear oral and written communication skills; demonstrates command of contract drafting and negotiation and the ability to analyze and reduce legal issues to straightforward, practical advice.



  • Has experience in any of the following areas: insurance and/or other financial services, navigating multinational organizations and international laws and regulations, or intellectual property.
  • Demonstrates persuasion and leadership skills, especially in the context of the ability to relate to different stakeholders, business partners and colleagues.
  • Capable of thriving in a fast-paced environment.





Business Category

Legal Affairs/Law Department


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 #: 120459


Nearest Major Market: New York City