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ERISA/Employee Benefits Attorney

Boutwell Fay LLP

in Remote / Irvine CA

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About Us

At Boutwell Fay LLP, we are a team driven by our core values: Together We Build Whole Life Success, Take Pride in Our Integrity, and Look at Problems as Opportunities. We specialize in simplifying the complexities of ERISA, turning them into clear, actionable solutions for businesses, and empowering them to effectively manage their most valuable asset - their people.

As the premier ERISA boutique law firm in Southern California, with clients in 40 states, we provide customized expertise and solutions that make the complex simple. We are client-focused, collaborative, proactive, nimble, and reliable—and we are seeking like-minded individuals to join our team.

Joining Boutwell Fay means becoming part of a supportive environment where teamwork, collaboration, integrity, and client focus are paramount. We prioritize continuous learning, offer numerous educational opportunities, and foster a culture of collaboration. Our flexible work environment is designed to support fully remote team members, including flexible billing expectations.

We are passionate about our work and enjoy collaborating to help our clients navigate the complex regulatory landscape of employee benefit plans. With offices in Irvine, CA, and New York City, NY, we are committed to excellence and client satisfaction.

The Opportunity

Boutwell Fay LLP is seeking ERISA/Employee Benefits Attorney candidates with a minimum of four years of legal or relevant industry experience in the ERISA/employee benefits and executive compensation area. Our ideal candidates are proficient in handling client inquiries and are adept at simplifying complex issues.


We are seeking candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Experience representing and advising employers concerning their retirement and welfare benefit plans with respect to all ERISA and Internal Revenue Code matters.
  • Experience with qualified defined contribution and defined benefit retirement plans.
  • Strong knowledge of ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, and related regulatory frameworks, including IRS and DOL voluntary correction programs
  • Experience with nonqualified deferred compensation plans, equity compensation, and retention programs.
  • Experience with employee benefit plans and compensation arrangements in mergers and acquisitions.
  • Experience with health and welfare benefit plans.
  • Experience drafting plan documents and summary plan descriptions, negotiating service provider contracts, and reviewing investment management agreements.
  • Ability to counsel plan sponsors and fiduciaries on compliance requirements and fiduciary best practices, with a focus on plan governance.
  • Experience working with the employee benefit plans of non-profit organizations, including 403(b) plans, 457(b) plans, and 457(f) plans.
  • Experience working with governmental and church employee benefit plans.
  • Familiarity with investment products used to fund retirement plans, including annuity contracts.
  • Familiarity with Multiple Employer Plans and Pooled Employer Plans.

A successful candidate will have strong academic credentials from a nationally recognized law school, exceptional research skills, analytical and writing abilities, outstanding interpersonal and problem-solving skills, and must work well within a collaborative team.


We offer a competitive salary complemented by a bonus structure, health insurance, a 401(k) plan, and additional benefits. Our welcoming work environment features Summer Fridays, continuous learning and training opportunities (CLE/training), and a clear path to partnership for the right candidates./

How to Apply

If you are an experienced ERISA/Employee Benefits Attorney passionate about simplifying complex legal challenges and empowering businesses, Boutwell Fay LLP invites you to apply for this specialized role. We are seeking individuals who are committed to excellence, client satisfaction, and have a strong background in employee benefits law.

Boutwell Fay LLP has partnered with CSR to assist with this hire. Please do not contact Boutwell Fay LLP directly. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and resume to be considered for this role. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the successful candidate for this role has been selected.

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