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Corporate Counsel

Posted on Aug 11, 2019 by Brighthouse Financial

Morristown, NJ 07960
Immediate Start
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Brighthouse Financial is on a mission to help people achieve financial security. As one of the largest providers of annuities and life insurance in the U.S., we specialize in products designed to help people protect what theyve earned and ensure it lasts. We are built on a foundation of experience and knowledge, which allows us to keep our promises and provide the value they deserve.

At Brighthouse Financial, were fostering a culture where diverse backgrounds and experiences are celebrated, and different ideas are heard and respected. We believe that by creating an inclusive workplace, were better able to attract and retain our talent, provide valuable solutions that meet the needs of our advisors and their clients, and deliver on our mission of helping more people achieve financial security. Were seeking passionate, high-performing team member to join us. Sound like you? Read on.

How This Role Contributes to Brighthouse Financial:

Brighthouse Financial is seeking an attorney to join the Legal Department to work on investment matters for the Companys $80+ billion general account. The attorney will join a team of lawyers responsible for providing insurance-related legal advice to the Companys Investments Department, including support for its derivatives desk and legal services in connection with the onboarding and oversight of third-party investment managers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review and negotiate various investment-related agreements
  • Support the Companys derivatives desk, including negotiating of ISDAs, CSAs, regulatory initial margin documentation, and other derivatives-related agreements
  • Maintain and develop investment guidelines for the Companys investment portfolios across multiple investment managers
  • Process investment-related regulatory filings
  • Action investment-related litigations and class actions, working with internal and external stakeholders as appropriate
  • Maintain corporate governance over certain of the Companys investment subsidiaries
  • Assist with development and maintenance of policies and procedures for the Investments Department
  • Interact as needed with third-party investment managers and service providers about investment guidelines, investment management agreements and other agreements
  • Research and advise on applicable laws, regulations and requirements under deal documents
  • Prepare resolutions and review reports for insurance entity boards
  • Work with external counsel, as needed, on matters pertaining to general account investments and contracts
  • Work with attorneys and compliance professionals, other practice areas as well as other internal partners in a collegial and coordinated fashion
  • Perform other duties as required

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school
  • Admitted to practice in New Jersey or at least one state with ability to register as in-house counsel in New Jersey
  • 2-7 years investments law and/or derivatives experience, either with a law firm or in-house
  • Experience negotiating investment documents and service contracts and/or derivatives documentation
  • Experience interacting with internal clients and managing or escalating questions or issues as appropriate
  • Strong drafting, negotiating, problem-solving, analytical, and oral/written communication skills
  • Self-starter, hard worker, able to work independently, reliable, responsive, and accountable to deliver results
  • Ability to balance competing demands and multiple deadline-sensitive matters
  • Willingness to take on challenging assignments and become familiar with new areas of the law
  • Willingness to receive coaching and mentoring from management and/or more experienced team members


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