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Employee Benefits Attorney

Butterfield Schechter LLP

in San Diego CA

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Butterfield Schechter LLP has an immediate opening in their San Diego office for an associate attorney with experience in ERISA/benefits litigation.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Researching legal issues and drafting memoranda regarding compliance with related statutes such as ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code
  • Reviewing files and documents in order to provide support in the development of legal strategies
  • All aspects of pretrial and trial preparation, such as: preparing and formulating case strategy; drafting pleadings; propounding and responding to written discovery; attending hearings, depositions, mediations, and other case-related meetings; engaging in settlement discussions
  • Meeting e-discovery obligations and managing document productions with assistance of paralegal support
  • Drafting, reviewing, and interpreting contracts and other legal documents, including employee benefit plan documents


  • Minimum of two+ years of litigation experience
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Familiar with document and case management software, Microsoft Office, and other legal technology
  • Experience practicing employee benefits law. In addition to ERISA/benefits litigation experience, a strong candidate will also have experience drafting qualified and nonqualified employee benefit plans and plan amendments, and consulting with clients or other attorneys regarding the requirements of ERISA and the Tax Code and other laws impacting employee benefits.

Compensation will be based upon level of experience.

Butterfield Schechter LLP is San Diego County's largest firm focusing its law practice primarily on employee benefit plan matters, including employee stock ownership plans; pension and profit sharing plans; 401(k) plans; stock option plans; ERISA litigation; fiduciary counseling; and IRS and DOL audits. Other practice areas include QDRO review and preparation, business succession planning and tax law. Butterfield Schechter LLP was founded in 1998 by Robert K. Butterfield and Marc S. Schechter. Our broad-based clientele includes corporations, individuals, partnerships, limited liability companies, joint ventures, qualified retirement plans, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.

How to Apply

All inquiries and applications should be submitted to Applications should include a cover letter, résumé, writing sample, and law school transcript.

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