Sr Counsel - Benefits - Minneapolis

Allianz Life

The Legal Department seeks an experienced employee benefits attorney to provide legal benefits support to Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, and several related companies. This attorney will be responsible for collaborating with human resources and other key stakeholders to provide legal advice and support regarding benefits plan design, implementation, interpretation and compliance.

This position is responsible for supporting the benefits offerings of the company and shared plans within the company's controlled group, including:~crlf~• Partnering closely with, and providing advice and support to, the company’s benefits and compensation team regarding benefit plan design, implementation, interpretation, and compliance. ~crlf~• Providing analysis and review of benefit plans, benefit plan administration, and documentation relating to same. ~crlf~• Drafting and reviewing documents concerning employee benefit plans including plan documents, summary plan descriptions, and participant communications.~crlf~• Reviewing and negotiating service provider agreements.~crlf~• Providing advice regarding compliance of benefit plans and programs, including compliance with ERISA, HIPAA, Affordable Care Act, COBRA, the Internal Revenue Code, and related securities and bankruptcy laws.~crlf~• Keeping current on legal developments and changes in laws and regulations related to employee benefit plans.~crlf~• Advising plan fiduciaries on plan governance matters, including advice and training on ERISA and fiduciary responsibilities related to company plans.~crlf~• Advising on executive compensation matters.~crlf~• Advising on employee benefit plan and executive compensation governance matters.~crlf~~crlf~

• Education: Juris Doctor, and admission and member in good standing to applicable State Bar. ~crlf~• 8-10 years of legal experience, including at least 6 years legal experience as an employee benefits and compensation attorney. ~crlf~• Strong expertise and experience with retirement, health and welfare, and executive compensation plans, governance, and related laws and regulations, as well as experience drafting benefit plan documents and advising plan fiduciaries.~crlf~• Strong knowledge and understanding of both federal and state benefits laws. ~crlf~• Ability to establish and maintain successful relationships with legal teams, corporate Human Resources Department, corporate boards, settlor and fiduciary committees, parent company personnel, and outside counsel.~crlf~• Outstanding written and verbal communication; ability to build trust and communicate legal concepts to business partners without legal jargon. ~crlf~• Demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace, and demonstrated self-initiative, integrity, and resilience.~crlf~• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.~crlf~~crlf~Preferred~crlf~• A combination of law firm and in-house experience.~crlf~• Employment law and/or benefits law litigation experience.~crlf~• Experience and expertise regarding benefits issues across multiple companies.~crlf~~crlf~

At Allianz, we foster a workplace where every person feels welcome, connected, and valued.

Allianz is the home for those who dare – a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people – both its 85 million private and corporate customers and more than 142,000 employees – Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers’ trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group.~crlf~~crlf~Allianz is an equal opportunity employer. Everybody is welcome, regardless of other characteristics such as gender, age, origin, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

Retiring with financial security. Living life with confidence. At Allianz Life®, every employee knows these are the things that matter. To do what matters means giving employees the tools and opportunities they need to create innovative, industry-leading products, to discover and embrace new trends, and to strengthen the customer experience. As a company, it means creating a culture that is inclusive, where doing the right thing comes naturally, and promoting an environment that develops talent, seeks excellence, encourages smart risks, and recognizes and rewards people for their performance. Doing what matters for employees helps everyone focus on doing what matters most for our customers. Allianz Life. What you do here matters.

Why Allianz Life®? Because we hire people who are dedicated to doing what matters and we give you the quality training, support, and advancement opportunities you need to succeed. As a company known for its financial strength, we offer generous benefits, have a strong commitment to community involvement, a collaborative culture, and a unique level of energy. The result is engaged and more productive employees. From the very first day you join our team, you will know that your contributions are valued. We practice True Balance at our campus by providing a fun work environment, an on-site child development center, a fully staffed fitness center, and a variety of meal options in both our full-service cafe and bistro. And all medical, dental, and retirement benefits are effective the first day you join Allianz Life, so you can focus on what truly matters.~crlf~~crlf~An equal opportunity employer.~crlf~~crlf~

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