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Senior Immigration Paralegal

Company: MetLife
Location: New York
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job Location: New York, NY / Virtual

Role Value Proposition:
We are seeking an experienced senior immigration paralegal to join MetLife's Legal Affairs department. The right candidate will support attorneys and professionals across the company and primarily manage our diverse client base's immigration and global immigration needs. This ideal candidate should have experience in global corporate visa processing, including knowledge coordinating work permits, residence permit, and visa requirements for multiple regions, and experience in preparing nonimmigrant visa petitions and employment-based applications for permanent residence. In addition, t he successful candidate must have experience and a desire to work in a fast-paced and high-volume environment, possessing attention to detail, strong organizational skills, excellent written and verbal communications skills, and enjoy providing exceptional client service.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead communication and coordinate with attorneys on the entire case lifecycle, including initial review and analysis of global immigration queries; nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions;
  • Act as the primary point-of-contact for a network of local counsel across the globe and internal clients
  • Perform case intake, including matter openings, initial fact-gathering, and document review once assigned, provide status updates
  • Continually update immigration resources (FAQs, intranet content, communications) to promote self-service
  • Identify opportunities for continuous process improvements to ensure scalability; devise creative methods for handling work intake tracking and reporting.
  • Serve as initial client point of contact for assigned matters by communicating with internal clients and Foreign national, managers, Human Resource, in-house mobility team, external counsel, and other leaders on the immigration team regarding required documentation, and case status
    Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

    Required:
    • BA/BS is required.
    • At least 5+ years of Global immigration and US-based immigration experience
    • Familiarity and experience in drafting and preparing responses to USCIS Requests for Evidence (RFE)
    • Must have experience with: Global immigration work and residence permit for expat country to country moves; Nonimmigrant visas (H-1B, H-1B1, B-1, E-3, F-1, J-1, L-1, and O-1 visas); PERM labor certifications; Immigrant visas (employment-based and family-based);
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills the ability to interface with all levels of the organization
    • Excellent organization and time management skills; strong attention to detail, proven history of managing projects, meetings deadlines, and producing excellent deliverables
    • Proficiency in Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Workshare Compare, SharePoint, Westlaw, and Nexis.
      Preferred:
      • Demonstrated ability to multitask and work within a fast-paced, high-volume practice while meeting deadlines and maintaining a high level of productivity
      • Unquestionable ethical and professional judgment as well as the ability to work with confidential documents and information.
      • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
      • Ability to work effectively with others, as well as independently with minimal supervision.
      • Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment and prioritize multiple assignments.
      • Ability to train others on immigration practice and procedures, review work, and prepare training documents
      • Perform administrative duties, data entry, managing case files, and case management database, etc.
        Travel
        None

        Business Category
        Legal Affairs

        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 #: 119492

Keywords: MetLife, New York , Senior Immigration Paralegal, Legal , New York, New York

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