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Associate Counsel

UMWA Health and Retirement Funds

in Washington DC

The United Mine Workers of America Health and Retirement Funds (the Funds) has an immediate opening for an entry-level attorney with 0-3 years of employee benefit plan experience.  The Funds is a group of seven multiemployer plans that provide health and pension benefits primarily to retired coal miners and their eligible dependents. 

The incumbent will be responsible for providing legal advice to the Funds’ Trustees and staff regarding all aspects of administering an employee benefit plan. 

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Researching legal issues and drafting memoranda regarding compliance with ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Reviewing and providing advice on participants’ eligibility for benefits under the various plan documents and in accordance with the organization’s established procedures.
  • Drafting, reviewing, and interpreting contracts and other legal documents.
  • Applying and interpreting statutes including ERISA, Internal Revenue Code, HIPAA, ACA, Bankruptcy Code, Coal Act, and  NLRA.
  • Representing the organization in litigation in federal courts.

Candidates should possess superior analytical and writing skills, be self-motivated and detail-oriented. A basic knowledge of ERISA and employee benefit plan and trust documents is preferred. Candidates must possess a law degree (J.D.) plus up to three years related experience and/or training.  Bar admission is required.

We offer a collegiate work environment and an excellent benefits package.  Complete background check required. 


How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to by mail or email to:

UMWA Health & Retirement Funds

2121 K Street, NW, Suite 350

Washington, DC 20037

Attn: Hiring Manager / Associate Counsel

Or email to: ogc-job@umwafunds.org

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