Posted Apr 18

Employee Benefits Attorney

Houston, TX Full Time

Job Role Summary

Work with other attorneys and advisors in the Compensation and Benefits Group within the ExxonMobil Tax Department to provide legal advice and support for all aspects of U.S. employee benefits and compensation programs and activities

Primary clients: ExxonMobil Human Resources and Treasurers Departments

Job location: Houston, Texas

Primary Job Functions

Provide legal (including tax) advice to internal clients in all areas of U.S. employee benefits law

Primary focus on employee welfare benefits (medical, disability, life insurance and cafeteria plans) and fringe benefits

Exposure to pension plans (defined benefit and defined contribution) and executive compensation

Advise on all aspects of employee benefits-related processes: design, administration, income taxation, claims and appeals, litigation support, tax/law compliance

Proactively analyze legal trends to make policy/design or tax-planning recommendations

Understand the role of the company’s compensation and benefits programs in supporting a world-wide, world-class business

Advise on limited international benefits issues

Draft and negotiate contract terms with third-party administrators

Job Requirements

Broad exposure to ERISA and related laws, including familiarity with all aspects of employee benefits and compensation issues

Ability to analyze complex and changing laws and translate those laws into practical advice and business application

Collaborative approach to work, which is needed with management, colleagues, clients and third-party vendors

Strong problem-solving abilities

Good written and verbal communication skills

Ability to work in a cross-functional and cross-cultural environment

Adherence to the highest ethical standards of business

Minimum Education and Work Experience

J.D. from an accredited law school

Strong college and law school record (top 1/3 of class preferred)

At least seven years work experience with a law firm, corporation or agency as an attorney specializing in employee benefits

Licensed to practice law in at least one state

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