Corporate Counsel

MetLife   •  

New York, NY

Less than 5 years

Posted 237 days ago

This job is no longer available.

  • Serve as part of a team of attorneys providing legal services for cross-border privacy matters across the enterprise.
  • Develop and ensure consistent positions on privacy issues on enterprise matters.
  • Identify privacy risks and mitigation strategies.
  • Coordinate with US counsel on multi-jurisdictional initiatives.
  • Create frameworks and repositories for regional expertise to be established practice group lawyers.
  • Maintain awareness of new developments in the law and identify trends in the regions and countries where MetLife has business.
  • Develop legal processes and approval protocols where appropriate for data privacy in support of enterprise strategy and initiatives. 
  • Provide legal advice to Compliance, including the Data Privacy Office, in its development and monitoring of compliance with corporate policies and procedures regarding data privacy.
  • Engage in the onboarding and roll-out of new technologies across the enterprise as well as reviewing modifications to existing technologies to ensure technologies are used within the bounds of data privacy laws globally. 
  • Provide legal advice and counsel to business units in all areas and activities relating to data privacy laws globally. 
  • Promote active knowledge sharing of data privacy legal advice and issues across privacy professionals throughout the enterprise.
  • Partner with Compliance to develop education programs to heighten awareness within the enterprise of the impact of global data privacy laws on the use of global technologies.
  • Work with, guide, and manage outside counsel for MetLife on matters, to the extent they are engaged on those matters.
  • Keep business partners and colleagues apprised of relevant issues, developments and preventative law measures in privacy.
  • Communicate frequently with Law Department management on issues and progress of matters in order to maintain effectiveness and to coordinate with those working on other matters.
  • Demonstrate skills as a creative problem-solver, self-starter and hard worker, with the desire to grow with the position. 
  • Demonstrate strong service orientation and collaboration skills.
  • Exhibit detail-orientation, with very good organizational skills and experience in advising business partners.
  • Perform other duties appropriate to the role, or as required or necessary.



Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:



  • 3-5 years transactional and/or regulatory experience at a major law firm and/or in-house legal department, reflecting a record of accomplishment.  Insurance and/or other financial services industry experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of international privacy and personal information protections laws/regulations strongly preferred.
  • Juris doctor degree from an accredited law school. 
  • NYS (or other appropriate) bar admission required.
  • Excellent academic credentials.
  • Exhibits good business acumen and familiarity with the market and regulatory landscape affecting global financial services companies.
  • Influence and leadership skills, especially in the context of the ability to relate to different stakeholders, business partners and colleagues. 
  • Strong drafting, negotiating and analytical skills.
  • Crisp, clear client communication skills; in particular, the ability to reduce legal issues to straightforward practical analysis and advice delivered in a “human voice.”
  • Balances competing demands, multiple deadline-sensitive matters, assessing business priorities.
  • Follows through to ensure advice is acted upon, and that ethical, legal and business issues are raised to appropriate levels.
  • Builds collaborative partnerships and alliances, internally and externally.
  • Enjoys challenging assignments; willing to become familiar with new areas of the law.
  • Willingness to receive coaching and mentoring from management and/or more experienced team members.
  • Willingness to build knowledge of the company’s structure, operations, products and services, strategic business values, objectives, policies, culture, and regulatory requirements.
  • Willingness and ability to improve operations, implement effective policies and procedures.