Major, Lindsey & Africa’s Interim Legal Talent group has an immediate need for Counsel, Benefit Plan Investments
Overview: Our client is looking for a Counsel, Benefit Plan Investments to join the team supporting the Chief Investment Officer and the team of investment professionals
Company: Multinational corporation with 195,000 employees worldwide
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Experience: 4-8 years
Location: Hartford, CT Region
Provide day-to-day legal advice on all institutional asset management legal matters and related fiduciary issues, including legal support for private equity and hedge fund investment subscriptions; real estate investments; 401(k) investments and all related vendor management issues.
Direct trust compliance activities, including responsibility and oversight of the form 990T UBTI filings for the company trust which includes gathering schedule K-1s from partnerships and working with outside accounting firm.
Analyze and advise on evolving ERISA, tax and securities regulations impacting benefit plan investors.
Prepare for and attend pension staff meetings (weekly) led by CIO and investment committee meetings (quarterly) led by CFO.
Support HR benefits staff in plan administration and communication issues pertaining to plan investments.
Experience advising on employee retirement and health laws and regulations would be a plus.
Strong legal and client relations skills, solid academic credentials, and membership in a US bar.
Impeccable ethics and integrity.
A down-to-earth personal style and roll-up-your-sleeves work ethic that characterizes the work style of this high-tech manufacturing company.
Strong legal reasoning, detail-focus, writing and advocacy skills.
Strong interpersonal and communications skills that will cause the attorney’s counsel to be sought and followed.
Ability to effectively direct and manage outside counsel.
Travel is not expected to be a significant element of the position (less than 5%).
Major, Lindsey & Africa does not discriminate against applications on the basis of age, sex, race or any other protected characteristics pursuant to applicable state or federal laws.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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