Senior Specialist, Variable and Fixed Insurance Product Paralegal


Date: Nov 17, 2021

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co


When you join New York Life, you’re joining a company that values development, career growth, collaboration, innovation, and diversity & inclusion. We want employees to feel proud about being part of a company that is committed to doing the right thing. Through various resources and programs, you can grow your career while developing personally and professionally.




New York Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 company founded in 1845, is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States* and one of the largest life insurers in the world. New York Life has the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major credit rating agencies: A.M. Best (A++), Fitch (AAA), Moody’s Investors Service (Aaa), Standard & Poor’s (AA+)**

Headquartered in New York City, New York Life’s family of companies offers life insurance, retirement income, investments and long-term care insurance. New York Life Investments*** provides institutional asset management and retirement plan services. Other New York Life affiliates provide an array of securities products and services, as well as retail mutual funds. Please visit New York Life’s website for more information

This position is in New York Life's Office of the General Counsel, located in Manhattan, NY, with periodic opportunities to work in New York Life’s White Plains, NY office. The role is designed to support the group of attorneys handling legal work on issues related to the Company’s retail annuity and variable life insurance businesses, as well as certain annuity and life insurance products offered in institutional markets.



  • Develop a detailed understanding of how variable and fixed life insurance and annuity products are structured, and the laws and regulations relating thereto
  • Interact with various business departments, and attend meetings on behalf of the Office of the General Counsel
  • Assist attorneys with SEC filings
  • Work with outside financial printer to coordinate and Edgarize SEC filings
  • Assist with legal research related to insurance regulatory matters
  • Keep physical files updated, and update file index accordingly
  • Periodically archive materials pursuant to record retention policies
  • Assist with contracts and amendments to contracts with third parties
  • Assist attorneys with tracking regulatory proposals impacting life insurance and annuities
  • Maintain list of underlying funds available for each variable insurance product
  • Maintain list of legal and business contacts for all underlying funds
  • Prepare drafts of prospectus supplements
  • Prepare drafts, and coordinate filings, of Separate Account Plans of Operations
  • Prepare drafts, and coordinate filings, of required state securities filings
  • Proofread and edit documents
  • Assist attorneys with policyholder complaint resolution


Job Requirements

  • College degree required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to build relationships
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments while delivering consistent, quality work-product in a timely manner
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail; ability to work with complex disclosure documents
  • Strong work ethic and ability to self-start; on-the-job learner
  • Team-oriented individual with flexible and cooperative attitude

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in insurance and/or securities law
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and seek guidance when necessary
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong research and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment
  • Strong computer skills including latest versions of MS Office Suite,  electronic document management (such as iManage), and  WorkshareCompare,
  •  OneSumX/NILS and Westlaw
  • Experience with outside financial printers to coordinate and prepare SEC filings; experience with ArcPro is a plus


*Based on revenue as reported by “Fortune 500 ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual),” Fortune magazine, 6/1/18. For methodology, please see hp://

**Individual independent rang agency commentary as of 10/2/18

***New York Life Investments is a service mark used by New York Life Investment Management Holdings LLC and its subsidiary, New York Life Investment Management LLCEOE M/F/D/V

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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 our Foundation. 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: 84922




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