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ProfileBenefits Attorney Duties: Drafts, reviews, and analyzes pilot retirement, healthcare and welfare benefits plans, and proposed amendments for compliance with collective bargaining agreements and applicable law; reviews, analyzes, and drafts proposed legislation affecting pilots’ retirement, healthcare, and welfare benefits; drafts, reviews, and makes recommendations on service agreements between its insurers, brokers, and other plan service providers; interprets retirement and welfare benefit plan language and related documents in connection with benefit disputes; reviews current collective bargaining agreements for negotiable improvements and makes appropriate recommendations; assists in negotiating pilot retirement, healthcare, and welfare benefits; keeps abreast of legal, legislative, and administrative developments in employee benefits; drafts articles for newsletters; makes presentations to national committees and pilot groups; and, responds to requests for assistance from officers, national committee members, and others. Travel, at times on short notice, is required.
Qualification and Experience
Requirements: JD Degree from an approved school of law required. Member in good standing of the Bar. 7 years of related experience in employee benefits practice required. At management discretion, Master of Law (LLM) may be substituted for some years of experience. In-depth knowledge of ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, and the legal requirements applicable to retirement, healthcare, and welfare benefits required. Current and in-depth knowledge of the design and operation of retirement and welfare benefits required. Excellent writing skills. Ability to organize and coordinate long-term projects. Ability to use independent judgment to formulate decisions and/or solve problems under time pressure and urgent conditions. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written, for effective interaction with internal staff, external contacts, legal and aviation professionals, and pilots. Experience using online legal research, Westlaw, or the equivalent, preferred. Software: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required.
Job ID: 2017-0033
The Air Line Pilots Association
535 Herndon Parkway
Herndon, VA 20172