Corporate Counsel Employee Benefits
Requisition ID: 21010048Category: Legal and RegulatoryLocation: Falls Church - VA, United States of AmericaCitizenship Required: United States CitizenshipClearance Type: NoneTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this positionShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the TimePositions Available: 1At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work "A cents € and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.Northrop Grumman is seeking a Corporate Counsel - Employee Benefits, to provide legal support across a broad array of employee benefits matters. Reporting to the Assistant General Counsel, Employee Benefits, this position will deal with matters including qualified retirement plans (pension and savings/401(k)), health and welfare plans and arrangements, executive (non-qualified) plans, and plan assets (trust operations and investments). The plans provide benefits to over 200,000 participants, including approximately 97,000 active employees. The combined benefit plan trusts total approximately $70 billion.PERSONAL TRAITS AND ATTRIBUTESDesire to work in a collaborative and team oriented environment, including the ability and willingness to be an active contributor and to work collaboratively with business leaders, technologists, and other members of the law department in a global enterprise.Exceptional ethics and integrity.Performance driven with a strong sense of ownership.Strong organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to balance multiple, competing priorities.Superior oral and written communication skills and strong attention to detail.Proactively communicate and manage expectations.Specific responsibilities include:Partner with multiple lawyers within the law department, as well as across the global company's functional and operational leadership, including personnel in human resources, finance, strategy, benefits administration, and plan investment operations.Help lead the company in its compliance with employee benefits laws and regulations, and create solutions to mitigate legal risk.Basic Qualifications:Minimum 8 years combined employee benefits law experience at a law firm, in-house legal department, benefits consulting practice or government agency involved in benefit plans regulationExperience counseling clients on employee benefits laws, including but not limited to, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Internal Revenue Code Section 409A, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and the Affordable Care ActLaw Degree from an ABA accredited law school and active bar membership, andMember of the Virginia Bar, be capable of being licensed through testing or comity, or, in lieu of licensure, be capable of registering as an in-house counsel in Virginia in accordance with the rules of the State Bar of VirginiaPreferred Qualifications:Experience managing the employee benefits law function of a large and complex multinational corporationExperience advising government contractorsSalary Range: 188320 - 242480Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit US Citizenship is required for most positions.