ERISA Attorney

REMOTE - Anywhere, USA, TX

Posted: 06/12/2024 Industry: Employee Benefits & Retirement Services Job Number: AS8.8.2 Pay Rate: $120,000 - $200,000 Remote Friendly: Remote Experience:

Job Description

The ERISA Attorney serves as the firm's internal expert on ERISA law, serving as the ‘go-to’ resource for questions regarding retirement plan governance, administration, and management. The position requires a pro-active, problem-solving mindset coupled with a strong grounding in the applicable regulatory requirements. The Attorney is an individual performer, working closely with colleagues in our sales, retirement consulting and document teams to address client needs while managing the Company’s fiduciary and legal risk. this is not a law firm with billable hours, this is a retirement plan consulting firm. 


    • Assist colleagues with complex technical Administration Compliance issues with an emphasis on practical problem solving. 
    • Consult with IRS and DOL agents on Plan audits for existing or consulting clients.
    • Prepare VCP submissions for operational and document failures for existing or consulting clients.
    • Review Qualified Domestic Relation Orders to confirm requisite information.
    • Cost-effectively engage outside counsel where and as needed.
    • Educate colleagues regarding regulatory changes and their impact on existing and new retirement plans. Duties will include hosting informal internal forums, potentially presenting at industry and company-hosted events, and working with our marketing team to draft periodic newsletters. 
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Job Requirements

Desired Skills And Experience

  • JD with a specialty in ERISA, tax, or related fields. 
  • Five or more years as outside counsel or in-house attorney, with relevant experience working with small Defined Contribution plans, non-qualified retirement plans (defined benefit & defined contribution), including 409A requirement; and municipal and private sector plans. 
  • Experience working with Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service audits. Must have IRS VCP and PBGC filing experience.
  • Well-versed in controlled group and affiliated group issues.
  • Exposure to nondiscrimination and coverage testing for traditional, cash balance and DB/DC combo plans.



Meet Your Recruiter

Arbella Solayman
Retirement & Actuarial Executive Recruiter

About Me: 

Whether it's...

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I'm confident in my ability to ask enough questions, listen, and truly understand the various factors when making career decisions.

For every 3 candidates that get an interview through me, 1 gets hired. Let me help you find your next home in the retirement industry. 

My Background: 

Born, bred, and fed in Chicago. I was a bandwagon Blackhawks fan in 2013, but have since been accepted into that fan community! I come from a big family where the rice and kabobs are always flowing at Sunday dinners.

Candidate Recommendation: 

"I had the pleasure of working with Arbella for 2 months while changing jobs and it could not have been a greater experience. Arbella has the ability to make you feel like you are her only client, which is something that can be hard to find when working with recruiters. She was awesome with guiding me through the interview process, coordinating interview times with my future employer and gathering feedback. Arbella was always quick to follow up with me and never left me in the dark. If you are looking for a new opportunity in the retirement services industry you couldn’t be in better hands."

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