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Compensation and Benefits Counsel The candidate will be providing proactive leadership in the compensation and benefits area from a legal perspective to assist firm in fulfilling its strategy to provide comprehensive, competitive compensation and benefits in a cost-effective manner. Will be advising Human Resources staff and senior management regarding benefit plan design, fulfillment of fiduciary responsibility and other pertinent benefits issues relating to qualified plans including an ESOP, executive compensation plans, welfare plans, stock-based plans, incentive plans, deferred compensation plans and fringe benefit programs. Acting as counsel to the two internal committees that administer benefit plans and oversee investment of plan assets. Facilitating legal compliance of benefit plan operations, including conducting or overseeing periodic internal audits. Assisting in IRS, DOL, and other governmental benefit plan- related filings and inquiries. Providing advice on international expatriate benefits. Drafting plans, plan amendments and related documentation. Negotiating contracts with plan service providers and asset managers. Providing tax advice on issues such as withholding and reporting relating to US and international employees’ compensation. Advising Human Resources staff and internal litigation counsel regarding benefits-related litigation matters/disputes. Maintaining a timely, strategic overview of developments in ERISA and employee benefits law as it relates to the Company and assisting the Company in proactively responding to changes in law or market conditions. Interfacing with and offering educational support to firm’s business units regarding benefits policies, procedures and new initiatives; and assisting with benefits and related aspects of acquisitions and divestitures.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have a law degree from a top-tier U.S. law school. Admission to the Bar of at least one state and eligibility for admission to the New York Bar as in-house counsel. Should have 6+ years of relevant legal experience that includes significant law firm training. Working knowledge of ERISA, including fiduciary rules, and other laws that affect benefits and compensation is needed.
Ref: # 57581. Send cover letter and resume or CV.
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