Benefits Attorney

Employer
Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l.
Location
Herndon, VA
Posted
Sep 13, 2017
Closes
Sep 19, 2017
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
Benefits Attorney The Air Line Pilots Association International ALPA the largest airline pilot union in the world and the largest non governmental aviation safety organization in the world representing over pilots at US and Canadian airlines seeks an experienced Benefits Attorney for our Herndon Virginia office The Benefits Attorney represents ALPAa s interests in a broad range of employee benefits matters S he is responsible for providing legal and tax advice with respect to the pilot employee benefit plans negotiated by ALPA including qualified defined benefit plans defined contribution plans nonqualified deferred compensation plans welfare benefit plans and other employee fringe benefit plans The Benefits Attorney drafts reviews and analyzes pilot retirement healthcare and welfare benefits plans and proposed amendments for compliance with collective bargaining agreements and applicable law reviews analyzes and drafts proposed legislation affecting pilotsa retirement healthcare and welfare benefits drafts reviews and makes recommendations on service agreements between ALPA and its insurers brokers and other plan service providers interprets retirement and welfare benefit plan language and related documents in connection with benefit disputes reviews current collective bargaining agreements for negotiable improvements and makes appropriate recommendations assists in negotiating pilot retirement healthcare and welfare benefits keeps abreast of legal legislative and administrative developments in employee benefits drafts articles for newsletters makes presentations to national committees and pilot groups and responds to requests for assistance from ALPA officers national committee members and others Travel at times on short notice is required Local national and international travel Up to Minorities veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply Minimum Requirements Juris Doctor JD from an approved school of law required Member in good standing of the Bar Seven years of related experience in employee benefits practice required At management discretion Master of Law LLM may be substituted for some years of experience In depth knowledge of ERISA the Internal Revenue Code and the legal requirements applicable to retirement healthcare and welfare benefits required Current and in depth knowledge of the design and operation of retirement and welfare benefits required Excellent writing skills Ability to organize and coordinate long term projects Ability to use independent judgment to formulate decisions and or solve problems under time pressure and urgent conditions Excellent interpersonal and communication skills oral and written for effective interaction with internal staff external contacts legal and aviation professionals and pilots Experience using online legal research Westlaw or the equivalent preferred Software Microsoft Word Excel PowerPoint and Outlook required Physical Demands Note The physical demands described herein are characteristic of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential physical activities of this position described below Constantly operates a computer smartphone tablet Regularly required to maintain a stationary position move about the office and the local metropolitan area determine what others have said or written and converse with others and exchange accurate information Regularly required to sit stand bend reach and move about the office and travel locally nationally and infrequently internationally Also includes occasional bending stooping squatting and or pushing and pulling or moving eg to pack unpack and or move cases Occasionally required to move raise reach and or retrieve binders books boxes and files up to ten pounds lbs While on travel could be responsible to move raise reach and or retrieve binders boxes cases and or files weighing as much as lbs Assistance may not always be available Relocation Not Provided