Corporate Counsel Employee Benefits-19017697

Location: Falls Church
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: None
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

Corporate Counsel Employee Benefits

Counsel will provide legal support across a broad array of employee benefits 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 80,000 active employees. The combined benefit plan trusts total over $57 billion.

Counsel will partner with other lawyers within the law department, as well as across the global companys functional and operational leadership, including personnel in human resources, finance, strategy, benefits administration and plan investment operations. As part of the employee benefits law team, counsel will provide strategic advice on employee benefits and business initiatives, help lead the company in its compliance with employee benefits laws and regulations and create solutions to mitigate legal risk. The position reports to Northrop Grummans Assistant General Counsel, Employee Benefits, and is located in the Falls Church, Virginia area.


Basic Qualifications: 

 Minimum ten (10) years combined employee benefits law experience at a law firm, in-house legal department, benefits consulting practice or government agency involved in benefit plans regulation
Experience 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 Act
Demonstrated ability to manage complex legal matters
Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including ability to communicate effectively with diverse individuals at all levels and areas within the organization, from executive leadership to first-line supervisors
Demonstrated problem-solving abilities
Exceptional integrity, outstanding analytical and strategic thinking skills
Exceptional ability for collaboration, team work and motivation of others through thought leadership
Law Degree from an ABA accredited law school and active bar membership, and
Member 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 Virginia

Preferred Qualifications: 

Experience managing the employee benefits law function of a large and complex multinational corporation
Experience advising government contractors

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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job ID: 19017697

  Reasons to apply:

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
None Required