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ERISA/Executive Compensation Attorney in Hoffman Estates, IL

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Company name

Sears Brands, LLC

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

ERISA/Executive Compensation

Years of Experience

10-15 yrs required


Hoffman Estates, IL

Date Last Verified

Nov 03,2017

Posted on

Sep 20,2017

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Assistant General Counsel - Benefits Responsibilities : The candidate will have the responsibility for providing legal oversight and advice with respect to the Company’s health and welfare benefit plans and programs, executive compensation arrangements and pension plans. Provide legal oversight and advice with respect to the Company’s health and welfare plans and programs; defined contribution and defined benefit pension plans and trusts; and broad-based and executive incentive programs. Advise on executive compensation and deferred compensation matters, including drafting offer letters, agreements and plans and advising on Code Section 409A, 162(m), and other laws and regulations. Advise on executive and broad-based severance plan arrangements. Provide legal oversight and guidance in order to ensure the Company’s compliance with the Internal Revenue Code, Puerto Rico Internal Revenue Code, ERISA, HIPAA, COBRA, PPACA and other benefits-related laws, rules and regulations. Act as Secretary and Counsel to the Administrative and Investment Committees for the Company’s ERISA-governed benefit plans. Advise on benefit plan-related fiduciary and governance issues. Support acquisition and disposition transactions (including benefits-related structuring issues, advising on representations and warranties, and due diligence). Review benefits-related communications to plan participants and eligible employees (Summary Plan Descriptions, newsletters, notices, etc.). Assist in the preparation of securities filings related to benefit plans and compensation issues. Review and negotiate agreements with benefit plan-related vendors (e.g., 401(k), pension plan, health and welfare plan providers, investment managers, etc.). Assist with benefits and employment-related litigation, subpoenas and litigation strategy. Apprise business and legal partners of pertinent legislative and regulatory developments.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements : The candidate should have a Juris Doctorate Degree and minimum of seven(7) years’ experience in relevant areas of the law in a first tier law firm and/or law department. Demonstrated exceptional professional and academic achievement. Ability to provide practical legal advice to business personnel at all levels of an organization. Strong working knowledge of ERISA and other laws and regulations applicable to benefit plans and programs and executive compensation arrangements, as well as a working knowledge of general corporate and contract law. Significant experience handling issues associated with large pension plans. Experience working effectively with senior level management. Team player who is willing to pitch in wherever needed. Comfortable and confident in thinking independently and making his/her own decisions. Ability to quickly and accurately to recognize areas of risk/opportunity. Excellent communication skills, both speaking and writing. Creative thinker with strong problem-solving skills. Well-organized and able to work on tight timelines while handling multiple projects. Works well with both legal and business personnel. Excellent research skills.

Additional info

Job no -875723BR

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Sears Brands, LLC
3333 Beverly Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179