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ERISA / Employee Benefits Attorney

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

in AZ / CA / CO / CT / DC / FL / GA / IA / IL / IN / KS / LA / MA / MI / MN / MO / MS / NC / NJ / NV / NY / OH / OK / OR / PA / SC / TN / TX / VA / WA / WV


Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has 850 lawyers located in 52 offices across the United States, Canada, Europe and Mexico. Ogletree Deakins has been named a “Law Firm of the Year” for seven consecutive years by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.”  In 2018, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Litigation - Labor & Employment category. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.

Our ERISA Litigation practice group has an opportunity for an attorney with two to five years of experience to join the firm and support our national employee benefits/ERISA defense litigation practice. The right candidate will have strong analytical and writing skills, a passion for defending employee benefits litigation matters, and will add their enthusiasm to our affable, team-oriented environment. This position will support shareholders located in the Northeast and other offices. The location is flexible and remote work options may be considered for the right candidate.

We are open to candidates who are interested in a traditional associate position. We are also open to counsel candidates who would not be on track to shareholder; these candidates would have the opportunity to work from home on occasion and have a flexible schedule with lower billable hour expectations than traditional associates.

We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage diverse candidates to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • Juris Doctor. Qualified candidates must be and remain licensed to practice law and in good standing in the state of employment. During employment, must meet requirements for continuing licensure for law practice.
  • Candidates must possess 2-5 years of litigation experience.
  • Experience with employee benefits and with defending ERISA and non-ERISA life, health, disability and fiduciary claims preferred.
  • Superior research skills and excellent analytical, writing and communication skills required.
  • Strong academic credentials, Top 25% of law school graduating class preferred.

We are not working with outside recruiters for this position.


Ogletree Deakins offers a robust suite of benefits for our attorneys including: comprehensive training and development programs including an annual firm-wide Attorney Retreat, CLE and bar admission expense reimbursement, several competitive annual bonus programs, 401(k) plan, affordable health and life insurance including dental and vision coverage, flexible spending accounts to help offset the cost of dependent care and/or health care expenses, Teladoc to provide 24/7 access to a doctor by phone or online video, employee assistance program, back-up childcare program and a paid parental leave on-ramping program.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please submit your resume to our online application page using this link:

If you have any questions about this opportunity or want to follow up on your application, please reach out to Anastasia Bohonos at with “ERISA Attorney” in the subject line.

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