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Director, Associate General Counsel

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Tiaa Charlotte , NC 28201

Posted 4 months ago

Director, Associate General Counsel - 1715468


As long as there are people who make the world a better place, we'll keep making a difference for them. Since 1918, it has been TIAA's mission to serve those who serve others. It is this mission and the values we embrace that make us a different kind of financial services organization.

When you work here at TIAA, you're not just in it for yourself. You are part of something bigger. A collective mission to make a difference - a collective mission we make our own.

To be difference makers.

For more information about TIAA, visit our website.

This Director, Associate General Counsel role will be an integral member of the Employment, Benefits, & Labor Law team who will advise with respect to a variety of internal employee benefits and other legal matters. The role requires a considerable degree of autonomy and self-direction. This position can be in either Charlotte, NC or in Chicago, IL.


Advise and counsel the HR Benefits team on a variety of benefits-related issues impacting our employees., including but not limited to:

Advice related to the design and administration of a variety of qualified and non-qualified retirement and health and welfare benefit plans.

Advice and guidance with regard to compliance with applicable federal and state retirement and benefit laws and regulations, including, ERISA, IRC, HIPAA, COBRA and ACA.

Advise the asset management business regarding ERISA issues.

Advise on fiduciary issues regarding plan operations and investments

Assist with responses to employee benefits inquiries, claims and appeals and regulatory inquiries, as needed.

Assist in the negotiation of benefit plan vendor contracts.

Oversee remediation of operational issues and regulatory reporting on plans

Own the qualified and non-qualified retirement and health and welfare benefit plan documents

Anticipate and address legal issues, including providing legal advice on service, plans, transactions, and regulatory and legislative developments.

Handle moderate to complex transactions and/or matters to advance key business objectives.

Lead and/or participates on project teams for HR or business unit area initiatives.

Present effectively to senior levels of management. May engage in external industry activity, including leadership, speaking engagements or committee work.

Work directly with outside counsel on matters pertaining to HR Benefits

Support related governance groups, committees or processes


JD required

Member in good standing of state bar is required

5+ years handling ERISA benefit matters

Proficiency in assessing and resolving complex multi-issue matters, generally requiring cross-area coordination, with a practical, business-oriented approach

Strong communication and presentation skills and the ability to thrive in a decentralized office environment.

Demonstrated ability to thrive in a diverse team environment.

Ability to discuss and manage outside counsel fee negotiations on a matter by matter basis

Equal Employment Opportunity is not just the law, its our commitment. Read more about the Equal Employment Opportunity Law.

If you need assistance applying due to being visually or hearing impaired, please email Careers Help.

This organization is an equal employment opportunity (EEO) employer, dedicated to maintaining a work environment free of bias, harassment, discrimination and retaliation. As an EEO employer, this organization expressly prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of race, creed, ethnicity, color, age, religion, sex, sex stereotype, pregnancy (including childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions where applicable), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, marital status, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, requesting a reasonable accommodation based on mental or physical disability, medical condition (as defined by applicable law), genetic history and information, citizenship status, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance or regulation (collectively referred to here as protected characteristics ).

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Primary Location NC-Charlotte

Other Locations IL-Chicago

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Director, Associate General Counsel

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