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Assistant Counsel

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Date Posted: Jun 13, 2022

Location(s): Whippany, NJ, US, 7981

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:


The Assistant Counsel will support attorneys on a broad range of transactional and operational matters for the Investments Law unit of Legal Affairs to drive effectiveness and efficiency in the delivery of legal services to MetLife Investment Management. 


 Key Responsibilities:


  • Provide support on secondary transactions and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Prepare ancillary transaction documentation and review amendments, waivers and consents.
  • Maintain document templates and repositories.
  • Assist on subsidiary reporting updates and submissions.
  • Coordinate with paralegals and other internal constituencies on procedures and transaction deliverables.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:



  • JD and excellent academic credentials from an ABA-accredited school.
  • Interest and/or coursework in finance, corporate law and investments. 
  • Ability and willingness to obtain a limited license if not already appropriately licensed in NJ.
  • A strong work ethic, willingness to learn and customer-service mentality.
  • Demonstrated legal, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to work in an environment that emphasizes information sharing, collaboration, teamwork, mutual respect and integrity.



  • 1+ years of experience in a national or regional law firm, insurance company or other financial services institution.
  • Experience in finance, corporate law and/or investment transactions.
  • Active license to practice law in at least one state and a member in good standing of a bar.


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 #: 126457