Job Location: United States:New York : New York
Role Value Proposition:
MetLife is seeking a Legal Assistant in our Legal Affairs Department. The position will provide support to the department overall with a specific focus on working with attorneys in our General Corporate section and handling various aspects of our filings and disclosures under Federal Securities law. The ideal candidate should possess excellent organizational, advanced technical skills, fine judgment, strong interpersonal skills, analytical skills, detail attentive, strong legal research skills, self-motivated and a team-player.
In Legal Affairs, we strive to attract, develop and retain diverse talent with the potential to be future leaders of our department and of MetLife as a whole. We seek legal and compliance professionals who demonstrate high intellectual capacity to understand complex matters facing our company, combined with strong leadership competencies to motivate and inspire higher performance by all our professionals. We take an active role in developing the skills of our talent and guiding their professional growth. By promoting skill development and career advancement for our professionals we are better positioned to serve our internal business partners and to help achieve MetLifes vision of becoming a world-class leader in the insurance, retirement savings and employeebenefits industries.
The essential job function includes but is not limited to the following:
Support public company legal team with preparation of SEC filings and other related documents, including: Forms 10-K, 8-K, 10-Q, proxy statements, other proxy materials and earnings releases
Section 16 data management and filings drafting
Create and manage drafts of section 16 filings; make edits and updates to forms as needed; maintain EDGAR filing codes and passphrases
Support legal team in maintaining corporate compliance with SEC, listed company standards and other legal requirements applicable to publicly traded companies
Assist in administering companys insider trading policy by implementing and monitoring companys restricted list and blackout periods on equity platform
Assist attorneys with merger and acquisitions and other corporate transactions
Perform research using Romeo and Dye websites, among other required systems
Provide assistance to attorneys and participate in special projects across Legal Affairs
Attend and participate in huddles, events and meetings as required
3-5 years of experience in a similar role or in supporting section16 and other public company legal activities and/or corporate governance
Experience working in or for a publicly traded company
Self-motivated team player with proven ability to work independently and prioritize and handle numerous competing demands in a high-volume, fast-paced working environment, frequently under urgent deadlines
Strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to interact with people at all levels of the enterprise
Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, eDocs, SharePoint, Outlook, Workshare Compare, Westlaw, Lexis, SEC website, Federal Reserve website, EDGAR, NAIC website, NILS, Romeo, Dye and section16 filings
Ability to learn new skills and systems quickly and teach others as necessary
Ability to handle confidential information sensitively and discreetly
Education, Training: Bachelors Degree and Paralegal Certificate preferred
Number of Openings
At MetLife, were leading the global transformation of an industry weve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, were dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.
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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Requisition #: 97247