Executive Vice President & General Counsel, MetLife, Inc.

Stephen Gauster became General Counsel of MetLife in 2018, after serving as Interim General Counsel and Chief Counsel for General Corporate. He previously held similar roles with Assurant, Inc. and Prudential Financial.  

MetLife is one of only 40 Fortune 500 companies where women fill at least 30 percent of board seats. The company's diversity initiatives include a variety of work-life programs, including childcare and eldercare resources, many diverse business resource networks, a supplier diversity program, and a Global Women's Initiative.

Joined LCLD 2015  

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated: 
2021: Shabbir ChaudhuryLeslie Swain, Raven Mackey, Raghav Ahuja; 2020: Halima Sow, Latoya Williams; 2019: Roberta McMurtrie, Sarita Pillai; 2018: Alyssa Kolber, Frederique Beky; 2017: Vivek Nayar, Claudia Perla; 2016: Brittlynn Hall, Bryan Cho; 2015: Ronald Ragin 

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2020, 2019, 2016 

Annual Meeting (2020, 2017, 2016)

Member: Stephen Gauster

Diversity Professional: Chad Fisher, Blossom Kan

Communications: Brian Blaser