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Paralegal - Corporate Governance

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Date Posted: Nov 11, 2022

Location(s): New York, New York, US, 0 New York, New York, US, 10166

Company: MetLife



Role Value Proposition

We are seeking a Corporate Governance Paralegal to join the in-house Legal Services Team to support the Legal Affairs Department at MetLife, Inc. The incumbent will primarily provide support to the Corporate Secretary’s Office but will also assist in other areas of the legal department and the Legal Services Team initiatives. This associate will have experience assisting with board and committee meetings, among other corporate governance tasks described below. The ideal candidate should possess excellent time-management and organizational skills along with advanced technical competencies. To be successful in the role you must be detail-oriented, agile, possess fine judgment and strong interpersonal skills demonstrating self-motivation, eagerness and proactively seeking ways to assist and improve. Confidentiality a MUST.


Principal Responsibilities:

  • Aid with board & committee meetings with preparing and maintaining meeting schedules, drafting documents, agendas, resolutions, consents, minutes, etc.; support directors with meeting and administrative matters.
  • Work with senior personnel, including attorneys and Corporate Secretary to gather, review, analyze documents.
  • Onboard directors and officer having experience preparing biographical affidavits.
  • Ensure accurate updating of global subsidiaries (GEMS) & organizational chart changes.
  • Prepare documents for notarization and apostille.
  • Assist with Director Compensation, Financial Authorities Delegations.
  • Ability to assist in all aspects of corporate governance as the role requires.


Required Experience:


2+ years’ experience in corporate governance.

Self-starter & ability to work independently and in a team.

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Experience working with senior executives. Exposure to Board members a plus.

Strong time-management and prioritization skills with ability to manage high workload.

Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, eDocs, SharePoint, Outlook, Workshare Compare, Westlaw/Lexis. GEMS and BoardVantage and/or Diligent a plus.

Ability to learn new skills and systems quickly.

Preferred Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree or Paralegal Degree or certificate.

Notary Public in NY (will assist in obtaining)

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 $57,100 - $76,100. 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.