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Legal Assistant

Date Posted: Jul 18, 2019

Location: Whippany, NJ, US, 07981

Company: MetLife

Job Location: [Whippany, New Jersey]

 

Role Value Proposition: 

We are seeking an experienced paralegal to join the in-house Legal Services Team of paralegals and administrative associates to support the Legal Affairs department and work closely with our Investments attorney. This paralegal position will primarily support the MetLife Investment Management (MIM) Unit of the Investments Section in the Law Department and will, also have the opportunity to support other areas of the department. This paralegal will support the MIM Business Partners, Investments Section initiatives and Legal Services Team initiatives. We expect that this role will support workflow for many of the asset classes supported by the Investments Section. In particular, this post will support fund activities, maintenance of the documents portal, including operating agreements (IMA, MPSA and MFN) and coordination for regulatory, auditing and business practices reporting.

    

Key Responsibilities: 

Investments paralegal -provides support to various attorneys and other enterprise projects around the country. Assists with transaction closings. Prepares first draft and negotiates basic routine agreements with supervision. Coordinates and prepares for periodic audits and business reporting. Excellent organizational and administrative skills including Word, PowerPoint and Excel required. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Works independently and under the general supervision of attorneys. Reports to on-site attorneys and an off-site manager of paralegals.

 

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:
 

  • Corporate transaction experience including tracking transaction milestones from beginning to end, including  due diligence, transaction documentation to post closing matters
  • Experience working with outside counsel to coordinate activities and review bills
  • Ability to execute legal research under direction of attorney – locating and providing copy of statute or case
  • Demonstrated strong attention to detail, organization and skilled at proofreading documents
  • Prepare redlines electronically and manually when needed
  • Notary Status will be required for this position in order to notarize closing documents
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, eDocs, SharePoint, Outlook, Workshare Compare, Westlaw, Lexis
  • Strong record of success in collaborating with diverse personalities and operating in a team environment

 

Travel

n/a

 

Business Category

Legal Affairs

 

Number of Openings

1

 

 

 

 

MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on 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.

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