Paralegal

Primary Job Location: Cleveland, OH / New York, NY

Alternate Job Location : Remote

Role Value Proposition:

We are seeking an experienced paralegal to join the in-house Legal Services Team to support the Legal Affairs department. The paralegal will primarily support attorneys and professionals representing MetLife Legal Plans for MetLife, Inc. The successful incumbent will provide additional support to other units within the Law Department across the United States. The successful candidate will have experience working at a large law firm, corporation, or other organization and exhibit functional knowledge and skills in corporate and contract law with sharp attention to detail, strong legal acumen, and comfort with autonomy. Strong learning and working agility maintaining a high volume of work showcasing high level of initiative, good judgment and collaboration are a must. Solid legal research skills and legal systems proficiencies are required.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Assist the legal services plans legal team with proficiency in preparation of state, insurance department, and bar association filings and providing comprehensive support in maintaining company library of estate planning documents.
  • Prepare, revise and review confidential agreements and contracts in accordance with corporate standards with ability to communicate terms and maintaining the same in various databases.
  • Gather and analyze statutes, decisions, and legal articles, codes, documents and other data. Assist with the identification and summarizing of relevant issues; continually monitor issues and update attorney, as appropriate.
  • Provide robust assistance to attorneys and stakeholders by participating in projects including participation in team huddles, events and meetings as required with attorneys and Legal Services teams.
  • Ability to successfully manage a high-volume workload with increasing demands and changes demonstrating agility, flexibility, composure and adaptability.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

Required:
  • Advanced technical skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, E-Docs, SharePoint, Outlook, Workshare Compare, Westlaw, Lexis, NAIC website, NILS, web-based applications, and legal systems, etc.)
  • Draft, review, and/or analyze routine legal documents as requested by attorneys proactively providing updates
  • Perform proficient legal research with sound knowledge of legal concepts and ability to analyze facts
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills with the ability to translate complex business and legal concepts into clear and compelling text
  • Exceptional analytical, organizational, workload/project management and interpersonal skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Flexibility and ability to shifting demands working under tight deadlines and multiple detailed tasks
  • Takes ownership of deliverables, is accountable, and owns professional development by actively seeking out feedback, learning new skills and new systems quickly and teaching others as necessary
  • Must demonstrate ability to maintain confidential information sensitively and discreetly
  • Ability to work independently with integrity and ethical professional judgment knowing when to escalate issues
  • Passion for process analysis and continuous improvement
  • Collaborate and maintain positive working relationships fostering a productive work environment
  • Continuously refine, develop, and expand skills in anticipation of changes in the work environment or profession
  • 3-5 years of paralegal experience in corporate law firm or similar role


Preferred:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Paralegal Degree or certificate
  • Notary Public
  • Corporate Governance experience (a plus)


Travel

None

Business Category

Legal

Number of Openings

1

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."

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 #: 119290