This position will work on a wide range of employee benefits and executive and director compensation matters. The individual will be responsible for providing advice on ERISA, tax, and corporate law compliance matters relating to employee benefits (including qualified and nonqualified defined contribution and defined benefit retirement benefits, health and welfare benefits, and wellness programs) and executive and director compensation arrangements. The position will assist the lead lawyers for retirement plans, compensation, and health and welfare plans, in drafting plan documents, agreements, equity awards, and employee communication materials and in working with human resources, tax, labor relations, and accounting on compliant administration of employee benefit plans and wellness programs. The position will assist in managing outside counsel in ERISA and employee benefit litigation matters. The position will also assist the corporate lawyers on the executive compensation and benefit plan elements of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and other corporate transactions.

Basic Qualifications:
  • 5 to 7 years of experience in providing legal advice with regard to ERISA plans and other employee benefit and compensation programs.
  • Significant experience with employee benefit plans, long- and short-term incentive compensation, ERISA litigation, and corporate transactions.
  • Familiarity with ERISA as well as the tax, corporate, health care reform and privacy requirements relating to employee benefits.
  • Prior experience in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to write and communicate concisely and precisely.

Desired Skills:
  • Experience with defined benefit pension plans is a plus.
  • Some familiarity with securities law disclosure rules also desirable.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.