Assistant General Counsel, Litigation


Date: Jul 30, 2022

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co



When you join New York Life, you’re joining a company that values career development, collaboration, innovation, and inclusiveness. We want employees to feel proud about being part of a company that is committed to doing the right thing. You’ll have the opportunity to grow your career while developing personally and professionally through various resources and programs. New York Life is a relationship-based company and appreciates how both virtual and in-person interactions support our culture.


This role sits within the Office of General Counsel and reports to the Head of the Litigation Practice Group.


This individual will:

  • Manage large diverse nationwide caseload of matters, including supervision of outside counsel and analyzing legal and factual issues
  • Interface with clients in business areas keeping them advised of developments and status of all matters; Provide legal advice to all sections of the Company regarding pre-litigation and litigation matters
  • Work with Complaint Review Unit in response to customer complaints
  • Advise Claims Department regarding pending policy claims
  • Perform legal research and write memoranda
  • Gather facts from multiple sources
  • Maintain and monitor budgets and update matter management system
  • Work on special projects as they arise
  • Consult with other sections of OGC and with Litigation management as necessary



  • A minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in litigation in law firm and/or corporate law department
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to see the big picture
  • Organized and able to prioritize
  • Admitted to the New York Bar
  • JD Required


Experience representing insurance and financial services companies strongly preferred.


Recognized as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and volunteerism, supported by the Foundation. We're proud that due to our mutuality, we operate in the best interests of our policy owners. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses “Be Good At Life.” To learn more, please visit LinkedIn, our Newsroom and the Careers page of

Job Requisition ID: 86683




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