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Role Title: Legal Auditor

Hybrid role, 200 Park Ave, NYC.

(Bridgewater, NJ candidates will need to travel to NYC during an audit, a few times that week.)

Role Value Proposition:

Internal Audit (IA) is an independent, global organization that plays an important role in partnering with the business to ensure that management anticipates, recognizes, and appropriately manages risks. We protect MetLife and our stakeholders through meaningful independent assurance and advice while advocating for risk management and internal controls.

We are looking for a lawyer who would be excited to join a dynamic and highly collaborative audit team. The lawyer is responsible for performing audits of legal and compliance management processes by contributing his/her expertise in legal processes. The individual should be comfortable sharing their ideas, building client relationships, and delivering high quality and impactful results to stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

This role will serve as the legal subject matter expert to the audit team on legal processes, including:
• End-to-end litigation management (e.g., managing outside counsel, settlement negotiations)
• e-discovery obligations (managing legal holds, custodian interviews and appropriate preservations, collections, and review)
• Litigation reserving and disclosures.
• Contract management
• Legal advisory and documentation
• Regulatory reporting and filings

This role will also be expected to:
• Stay up to date with changes to legislation, particularly in relation to laws, rules and regulations that directly affect MetLife and the industry.
• Assess key risks and control structure of legal processes across the enterprise.
• Identify key legal, compliance, and regulatory risks for the company and advise on procedures to prevent/detect adverse effects on operations.
• Provide subject matter knowledge to Internal Audit associates in developing audit scope and approach that focus on the key risks for individual audit engagements.
• Prepare audit deliverables that meet departmental and professional standards of quality.
• Draft and communicate audit findings to management, provide recommendations on action plans, and assist in drafting of audit reports.
• Maintain ongoing relationships with key business contacts to stay current on new laws, rules, regulations.

Essential Business Experience And Technical Skills

• JD degree from accredited law school and excellent academic credentials
• 4-8 years of experience reflecting a record of accomplishment
• Excellent analytical and organizational skills
• Superior oral and written communications skills
• Demonstrated record of attention to detail, sense of urgency, ability to handle substantial workload effectively
• Willingness to partner with colleagues to contribute to success of Internal Audit and MetLife
• Ability to thrive as a team member and individual contributor in a high-performance culture
• Ability to provide creative input in culture of continuous improvement with respect to policies and procedures of Internal Audit and our business partners.

• Experience in regulatory roles or interactions with regulatory bodies
• Admission to New York and federal bar

The salary range for applicants for this position is $103,100 - $150,000..

Benefits We Offer

Our U.S. benefits address holistic well-being with programs for physical and mental health, financial wellness, and support for families. We offer a comprehensive health plan that includes medical/prescription drug and vision, dental insurance, and no-cost short- and long-term disability. We also provide company-paid life insurance and legal services, a retirement pension funded entirely by MetLife and 401(k) with employer matching, group discounts on voluntary insurance products including auto and home, pet, critical illness, hospital indemnity, and accident insurance, as well as Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and digital mental health programs, parental leave, volunteer time off, tuition assistance and much more!

About MetLife

Recognized on Fortune magazine's list of the 2023 "World's Most Admired Companies" as well as the 2023 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For ®, 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 individual and institutional customers. With operations in more than 40 markets, we hold leading positions in the United States, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Our purpose is simple - to help our colleagues, customers, communities, and the world at large create a more confident future. United by purpose and guided by empathy, we’re inspired to transform the next century in financial services. At MetLife, it’s #AllTogetherPossible . Join us!

Equal Employment Opportunity/Disability/Veterans

If you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at accommodations@metlife.com. This information will be held in confidence and used only to determine an appropriate accommodation for the application process.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

$103,100 - $150,000
New York NY USA


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