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Counsel – Retirement and Institutional Custody Services Attorney for ERISA & CIT Matters

Company name

Wilmington Trust Corporation

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Job Type


Date Last Verified

Feb 06, 2020

Valid Through

May 21, 2020

Posted on

Jun 19, 2019

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Buffalo, NY, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
ERISA/Executive Compensation >> ERISA/Executive Compensation
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Counsel – Retirement and Institutional Custody Services Attorney for ERISA & CIT Matters
The candidate will be responsible for serving as one of two legal advisers providing ongoing day-to-day legal advice and support for the RPS and CIT businesses. Negotiating and drafting customer agreements for services offered by the businesses. Identifying, evaluating and escalating legal and regulatory risks affecting the businesses. Overseeing external counsel used to support the businesses. Providing legal support for special projects, such as reviewing, rationalizing, and updating template contracts and administrative forms used by the businesses. Partnering with the organization’s compliance, risk and audit groups on business matters. Providing legal analysis of new business opportunities and new service offerings. Developing and implementing strategic policies and procedures for the legal support of the businesses. Providing legal support to the businesses for enterprise-wide projects and matters. Keeping senior management and other personnel up to date on pertinent legal and regulatory developments, including legal risks.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have J.D. from an accredited law school. Should have 4+ years previous experience as an attorney or other relevant experience. Must have 3+ years of relevant experience advising financial services firms on ERISA and CIT matters. Should have ability to handle multiple tasks, take on new responsibilities, and prioritize work in a deadline-intensive environment; experience in leading and facilitating change. Must have ability to understand and integrate details of business/operational/systemic environment in applying legal and policy requirements. Must have experience advising on transactions involving plan assets subject to ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code. Should have experience identifying, evaluating and escalating legal risk issues. Must have strong communication skills to deal with internal and external constituencies, including senior business leaders; external counsel; regulatory officials; risk, compliance and audit counterparts at the organization; counterparts at other companies; and industry representatives. Must have exceptional written and verbal communications skills; ability to communicate and relate at all levels of the organization. Should have strong interpersonal and teamwork skills and ability to influence through collaboration. Must have demonstrated experience in leading others, both through direct relationships and/or indirectly (influencing without direct authority).

Additional info

Ref: R06784

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Wilmington Trust Corporation
345 Main St. One MT Plaza
7th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203