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MetLife Legal Assistant in Whippany, New Jersey

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:

We are seeking an experienced paralegal to join our Legal Services Team to support MetLife’s Legal Affairs department. This paralegal position will support attorneys and professionals across the Law Department, including our Fixed Income & Alternatives Investments Practice Group. This self-motivated senior paralegal will provide assistance for a wide range of activities. The successful candidate will possess excellent legal research and legal systems proficiencies with strong attention to detail, highly adaptable, display legal acumen and good judgment. Ability to identify trends and opportunities to develop strategies and implement solutions to improve tools, systems and processes. Reports to an on-site attorney and an off-site manager of paralegals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and manage secondary private placement program, including preparation and negotiation of purchase and sale agreements and ancillary legal documents, oversight over funding and settlement process and management of transaction calendar.

  • Analyze and summarize debt and equity transaction documents, including amendments and waivers, for attorney review.

  • Review and revise non-disclosure agreements and assist with negotiations.

  • Prepare and deliver responses to Anti-Money Laundering and Know your Customer requests.

  • Prepare assignments, mortgage releases, repurchase demands and related documents for our Residential Whole Loan Program.

  • Prepare private equity subscription agreements, assist with most favored nation reviews and tend to general corporate housekeeping matters.

  • Respond to requests from business clients, external examiners, government agencies and regulatory authorities.

  • Assist with file and database maintenance of files and project tracking.

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

Required:

  • 4+ years of paralegal experience.

  • Ability to independently perform various aspects of research and analysis.

  • Highly motivated and adaptable.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent organization and time management skills; strong attention to detail and project prioritization.

  • Unquestionable ethical and professional judgment; as well as the ability to work with confidential documents and information.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work effectively with others, as well as independently with minimal supervision.

  • Highly versed with technology, works optimally in fast-paced environment.

  • Proficiency in MS Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, OneDrive, Litera, Westlaw, LexisNexis.

Preferred:

  • Paralegal certificate and/or college degree preferred.

  • Experience in eDocs, GEMS, Boardvantage is a plus.

MetLife:

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 #: 125425

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