We are seeking an experienced attorney to join MassMutual’s Law Department. This attorney will be an integral part of MassMutual’s Workplace Solutions, Retirement Operations and Institutional Solutions law team, which is responsible for supporting the legal needs of MassMutual’s retirement, institutional stable value, and pension buy-out businesses.
REPORTS TO: Lead Counsel, Tax and ERISA & Head of Workplace Solutions, Retirement Operations & Institutional Solutions Law
Provide legal advice on insurance law issues and negotiate contracts for MassMutual’s Institutional Pension Buyout and Stable Value businesses.
Providing legal advice with respect to tax qualification and application of ERISA and federal securities laws and regulations to employee benefit plans.
Analyzing the impact of complex legal and regulatory developments on the retirement plans of our clients and communicating the impact on a timely basis to internal associates and clients.
Providing practical and solution-oriented advice on the design, implementation and marketing of financial services products to employee benefit plans and plan fiduciaries.
Counseling on the design and implementation of qualified plan recordkeeping processes and procedures, and applying the fiduciary responsibility and prohibited transaction provisions of ERISA to transactions involving clients’ plans.
Manage external counsel with respect to certain transactional activity
JD from an accredited law school, a member of the Bar in good standing (any state), and the ability to become licensed for in-house practice if not licensed in the applicable state.
Demonstrated academic achievement.
In-depth understanding and experience (7+ years) working on a wide variety of Internal Revenue Code and ERISA issues involving Section 401(a) qualified retirement plans, Section 403(b) and Section 457 plans. Experience with Stable Value Insurance Products would be a plus.
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, research and verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to successfully work with internal colleagues, external counsel and other third parties at senior levels.
Strong client relationship skills and the ability to consult with all levels of management.
A self-starter who is business focused and conditioned to high pressure from a fast-paced environment.
Demonstrated ability to appropriately prioritize tasks, organize and coordinate work while showing initiative, independence and sound judgment.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
Results focused, hard-working, hands on and creative.
Detail-oriented and flexible with a strong work ethic.
Large law firm or financial services in-house experience is preferred.
Authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future.
Ranked No. 93 in the annual FORTUNE ® 500 Ranking (FORTUNE ® Magazine, June 2018) and recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere, MassMutual is guided by a single purpose: We help people secure their future and protect the ones they love. As a company owned by our policy owners, we are defined by mutuality and our vision to put customers first. It’s more than our company structure – it’s our way of life. We are a company of people protecting people. Our company exists because people are willing to share risk and resources, and rely on each other when it counts. At MassMutual, we Live Mutual.
Focus on the Customer: We understand our customers well and look for every opportunity to deliver an experience that is clear, easy, personal, human, empowering and trustworthy.
Act with Integrity: We deliver on our promises by being open, honest and humble and by adhering to the letter and spirit of applicable laws, rules, regulations and company policies.
Value People: We respect and learn from each other’s diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas. We engage and develop people to their greatest potential.
Work Collaboratively: We work together to achieve results by actively listening, seeking, understanding and creating solutions as a unified team driving toward one company, one culture, one brand.
Achieve Results: We focus on winning by exceeding expectations and getting better – everyone, every day.
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MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status.
Internal Number: R4427
Since 1851, MassMutual’s commitment has always been to help people protect their families, support their communities, and help one another. This is why we want to inspire people to Live Mutual. We’re people helping people.A career with us means you will work alongside exceptional people and be empowered to reach your professional and personal goals. Our employees are the foundation of what makes MassMutual a strong, stable and ethical business. We seek and value unique and varied perspectives and experiences because we believe we are stronger when all voices are heard. We invite you to bring your bright, innovative ideas to MassMutual as we continue to help millions of Americans rely on each other.Together, we’re stronger.
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