Employee Benefits Attorney - Atlantic Region

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Willis Group Holdings plc is a leading global insurance broker, developing and delivering professional insurance, reinsurance, risk management, financial and human resource consulting and actuarial services to corporations, public entities and institutions around the world. Willis has more than 400 offices in nearly 120 countries, with a global team of approximately 17,000 employees serving clients in virtually every part of the world. The National Legal & Research Practice at Willis is at the forefront of the development of the business and is recognized as a key driver of competitive advantage. This provides exceptional opportunities for our team to participate in wide variety of projects and activities.
Responsibilities to include:
Assists Producers and Account Executives in the Human Capital Practice primarily in the Atlantic Region (and provides backup nationally) serves, gains and retains clients by responding to questions and requests with timely, accurate and pertinent information.
The Atlantic Region Employee Benefits Attorney will meet with clients regularly to deliver the Willis HCP products and services of NLRG.
The position will require a minimum travel requirement of up to 65%.
The amount of travel will vary based on the needs of individual offices who meet client volume criteria.
Drafts form documents to assist clients in meeting their employee welfare objectives and obligations and reviews existing documents for compliance and other issues.
Participates in media contacts, presents seminars, visits clients, and attends trade shows and gatherings to represent Willis Human Capital and National Legal and Research Practices.
Prepares news bulletins for field offices and clients about regulatory, political and industry events that affect employee benefits plans.
Prepares and reviews news bulletins and other documentation related to tax, labor, ERISA and employment law issues and informs staff and clients of those as needed.
Supports, assists and mentors junior staff members within the department.
Note: This position supports the Atlantic Region and may be based in any of the following Willis office locations - Boston, MA, Hartford, CT, New York, NY, Nashville, TN, Philadelphia, PA, Metro D.C.(Potomac, MD), or Glen Allen/Richmond, VA. If you wish to apply for the position, _but based in one of the listed locations other than Metro D.C. (Potomac, MD)_, please apply through the Willis Careers posting for that particular location.
Juris Doctorate in Employee Benefits related discipline required.
Must be member in good standing of any state Bar Association.
Minimum 6 years experience in private practice of law, as part of a corporate legal team, or in a consulting or corporate employee benefits setting.
Expert knowledge of laws, codes, regulations and other relevant authority pertaining to Employee Benefit plans.
Exceptional research, critical thinking, communication (including presentation skills), organization and time management skills required.
Knowledge of media communication and dissemination techniques preferred.
Additional Information:
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Job Title: Employee Benefits Attorney - Atlantic Region
Job Function: Legal
Date Posted: 2/3/2014
Location: Potomac, MD
Job Number: JO-1309-3739

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