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Senior ERISA Litigation Associate - New Orleans

Jackson Lewis
New Orleans, LA 70112

Focused on labor and employment law since 1958, Jackson Lewis P.C.s 950+ attorneys located in major cities nationwide consistently identify and respond to new ways workplace law intersects business. We help employers develop proactive strategies, strong policies and business-oriented solutions to cultivate high-functioning workforces that are engaged, stable and diverse, and share our clients' goals to emphasize inclusivity and respect for the contribution of every employee.

The Firm is ranked in the First Tier nationally in the category of Labor and Employment Litigation, as well as in both Employment Law and Labor Law on behalf of Management, in the U.S. News - Best Lawyers Best Law Firms.

The ERISA Complex Litigation group and its individual practitioners have enjoyed extensive accolades, including top Chambers USA ranking in ERISA Litigation, multiple honors in The Best Lawyers In America including Lawyer of the Year: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, an AV Preeminent ranking from Martindale-Hubbell, Legal 500 USA Recommended Attorney and Hall of Fame for ERISA Litigation, as well as awards from Lawdragon and Super Lawyers.

This position is for the role of an ERISA Complex Litigation Associate for the firms New Orleans, LA office.

The successful candidate will have excellent academic credentials and federal court litigation experience. Class action experience is a bonus, as is a desire to learn and excel in a premier nationwide ERISA Complex Litigation practice based in New Orleans. Also important is a strong client service aptitude and a willingness to accept constructive feedback. The ideal candidate will also be detail oriented, have superior interpersonal, analytical and writing skills.

Commitment to client service is critical as is the ability to handle a fast-paced environment where the law is in flux, always. Successful candidates will project professional presence and demonstrate flexibility in work situations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Will handle defense of 401(k) Plans, 403(b) Plans, and defined benefit plans

  • Will handle defense of litigation involving health and welfare plan issues

  • Represent clients in court and in arbitration in a range of matters, including, but not limited to: breach of fiduciary duty; breach of the duty of loyalty; Prohibited Transactions; 401(k) Plan asset performance, fees, and expenses issues; 403(b) Plan asset performance, fees, and expense issues; defined benefit plan asset issues, and cut-back issues, ESOP litigation; fiduciary misrepresentation claims; severance plan class actions; Section 510 cases; and complex benefit claim cases

Skills and Educational Requirements:

  • Juris Doctorate (JD) from an ABA-accredited law school

  • Competitive class ranking

  • Member of the Bar in good standing and willingness to sit for and pass the Louisiana State Bar

  • At least 7 years of litigation experience, federal court litigation experience required, ERISA and class action experience is a bonus

  • ESI expertise also a bonus

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Strong writing skills


Jackson Lewis understands that embracing our differences makes us a stronger, better firm. We appreciate the importance of having a workforce that reflects the various communities in which we work, and we strive to create an inclusive environment where diverse employees want to work and where they can flourish professionally. In furtherance of our culture, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Posted: 2023-09-12 Expires: 2023-10-13

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Jackson Lewis
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