Employee Benefits Associate / Senior Associate Attorney Job in Parsippany, NJ Near Me - 336406 | BCGSearch.com

Employee Benefits Associate / Senior Associate Attorney

Type Full-Time

Location New Jersey - Parsippany

Job ID NS6R336406

Experience Level Midlevel Associate

Job Experience Min. 5 Years

Ranking 4 : Medium to Large Business $$$$

Estimated Salary Highest Salary Band in the Market

Practice Areas ERISA/Executive CompensationERISA/Executive Compensation Transactions & ComplianceERISA - General

2024-07-08 11:43:41

Job Overview

A law firm in Parsippany, NJ, is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Employee Benefits Associate / Senior Associate Attorney. The ideal candidate will have a robust background in employee benefits law, including the design, implementation, and administration of qualified and nonqualified retirement plans and other ERISA-covered plans. The role requires a candidate with strong technical and legal research skills, exceptional client service capabilities, and the ability to work independently and collaboratively.


  • Design, implement, and administer qualified and nonqualified retirement plans.
  • Manage and oversee ERISA-covered plans, including 403(b) plans, and health and welfare plans.
  • Provide legal advice and support on executive compensation matters.
  • Conduct legal research and draft legal documents, including plan documents and compliance materials.
  • Advise clients on regulatory compliance, plan corrections, and fiduciary responsibilities.
  • Represent clients with regulatory agencies such as the IRS and DOL.
  • Develop and deliver presentations and training sessions for clients on matters of employee benefits.
  • Collaborate with other attorneys, accountants, and consultants to deliver comprehensive client services.
  • Stay current on changes in laws and regulations affecting employee benefits and compensation.


  • Minimum of 5 years of employee benefits experience.
  • At least 4 years of experience in a law firm, accounting/consulting firm, or as in-house counsel.
  • Extensive experience with ERISA-covered plans and 403(b) plans.
  • Knowledge of executive compensation is a plus.
  • Excellent technical and legal research skills.
  • Superior written and verbal communication and advocacy skills.
  • Demonstrated professional and client service skills.
  • Team-oriented with strong collaboration skills.
  • Effective problem-solving abilities and proactive work ethic.
  • Ability to develop creative solutions to meet client and team needs.


  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school.


  • Admission to the New Jersey Bar in good standing.


  • Strong technical and legal research capabilities.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effective client service and relationship management.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Creative problem-solving and critical thinking abilities.
  • Proficiency in drafting legal documents and compliance materials.
  • Knowledge of regulatory compliance, plan corrections, and fiduciary responsibilities.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.

This law firm has offices in Boston, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Washington, DC. This firm's practice areas include commercial litigation, individual clients, energy and utility law, intellectual property, labor and employment, corporate and business law and real estate, environment and land use. With around 300 attorneys, this 100-year old firm has gained a superior and high value reputation over the years and is well-positioned to provide for regional, national and international clients.

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