The Office of the Vice President & General Counsel provides legal counsel and representation to Johns Hopkins University and all its schools, divisions, affiliates, and related entities. The Office serves the legal needs of University trustees, officers, deans, directors, faculty, and staff in their official capacities. It also is responsible for hiring and managing all outside counsel to represent the University.
The Assistant/Associate General Counsel will provide advice and counseling on a wide range of legal matters, with a primary focus on employee compensation and benefits legal issues and other labor and employment matters, including but not limited to:
Regulatory compliance of employee benefit plans with ERISA, HIPAA, the Affordable Care Act, COBRA, IRC, DOL and IRS Rules and Regulations;
Supporting the University's Human Resources function with respect to matters related to employee benefit plans (including health and welfare plans), plan amendments and summary plan descriptions, employee communications, and the design and implementation of new plans, programs regulations, and legislation
Working with and supervising outside counsel on benefits related matters
Plan administration, including advice regarding eligibility, plan operational issues, plan interpretation and beneficiary entitlements
Advice on plan governance matters, including advice on ERISA and fiduciary responsibilities related to company plans
Labor and employment advice on federal, state and local laws pertaining to wage and hour, discrimination, labor-management matters, etc.
Advice on other matters, as needed, that fall within the purview of the Student Affairs and Employment Practice Group and other areas of practice see: here
Law degree from an accredited institution and admission in good standing to the Maryland Bar or eligibility for admission within one year. 5 years of experience as a practicing attorney strongly preferred.
The successful candidate must have strong organizational, planning, analytical and problem resolution abilities; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to understand the needs of the University and to work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff and administrators and ability to work independently. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
For more information about the Office of the Vice President and General Counsel please see: here
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