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Employee Benefits Associate

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

in Chicago IL


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 53 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, and has earned a National First Tier ranking in the Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law category for the sixth straight year in the 2018 edition. Ogletree Deakins has one of the largest teams of employee benefits and executive compensation practitioners in the United States with over 60 attorneys who practice exclusively in this area. In addition to handling employee benefits and labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration and workplace safety across a wide spectrum of industries and a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.

Our Chicago office has an opportunity for an employee benefits associate with two to four years of experience in a law firm benefits practice to join our expanding benefits and executive compensation practice.

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

Equal Opportunity Employer. 


  • Juris Doctor degree required. Qualified candidates must be licensed to practice law in Illinois or be eligible to sit for the Illinois Bar exam or be eligible to waive in. During employment, must meet requirements for continuing licensure for law practice.
  • Candidates should possess 2-4 years of substantial employee benefits compliance experience in a mid-sized or large law firm employee benefits practice group.
  • Outstanding academic record preferred (top 20% of law school class).
  • Excellent analytical, writing and client services skills required.

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 and cover letter through our online application: click here

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

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