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Sr Counsel - US Insurance Law & Privacy

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Date Posted: Sep 13, 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: 


This attorney will primarily provide legal advice to certain of MetLife’s U.S. group benefits businesses (primarily life, disability, pet, and leave and absence management). The attorney will focus on legal questions and issues related to regulation of group and individual insurance products and non-insurance protection products and advise on legal issues relating to product development and design, marketing, sales, administration, and privacy. 


Key Responsibilities:


  • Provide practical legal risk mitigation strategies in connection with the issuance and administration of group and individual insurance and other protection products across multiple jurisdictions in the U.S.
  • Draft or review a variety of documents, including regulatory filings, policyholder notices, requests for proposals, customer communications and marketing materials.
  • Draft and negotiate customer, third-party administrator, and vendor agreements, including confidentiality and data protection agreements.
  • Conduct or coordinate legal research regarding U.S. group and individual insurance and non-insurance protection products.
  • 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.
  • Advising on issues relating to consumer privacy, including HIPAA, California Consumer Privacy Act and breach notification laws.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:



  • Law degree (J.D. or equivalent) and bar admission required with a strong record of in-house success
  • 5+ years of relevant experience either with a law firm, insurance company or other financial services institution.
  • 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.



  •  Prior experience advising financial services companies.
  • An understanding of U.S. privacy law.



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