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Updated 05/30/2014


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BENEFITS PLAN ANALYST

Ballard Spahr LLP's Philadelphia office is seeking a full-time Benefit Plan Analyst with at least five years of experience to join our Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice. Our practice, which consists of 13 attorneys and Benefit Plan Analysts, has a national reputation and continues to grow. We are looking for a dynamic individual who is team-oriented and is seeking a cooperative work environment.

The ideal candidate will have experience drafting retirement plan documents and amendments for defined contribution, defined benefit and non-qualified plans; working with the various correction programs under the IRS Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS); preparing and submitting plan filings and requests to the IRS and DOL (e.g., determination letter filings, correction filings); drafting summary plan descriptions (SPDs) and other plan participant communications; interacting with clients; and researching discrete technical Internal Revenue Code and ERISA issues/questions. General knowledge of ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code regarding retirement plans is required.

Bachelor's degree and/or Paralegal certificate as well as Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Must be highly motivated with strong organizational skills (with emphasis on detail) and the ability to prioritize tasks. Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) certification is a plus but not required.

Our attorneys advise in three major areas: executive compensation, qualified retirement plans, and health and welfare benefit plans.

BUSINESS AND FINANCE ASSOCIATE

Ballard Spahr LLP's Philadelphia office is seeking an associate to join our Business & Finance Department. Qualified candidates will have 4-5 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions and corporate and commercial experience (such as joint ventures, licensing, and technology agreements). Strong academic credentials as well as analytical and communication skills are required. 

Our Business & Finance Department has a regional, national, and international practice involving public and private companies and nonprofit organizations. Our clients include companies engaged in technology, manufacturing and service functions; pharmaceutical, energy, telecommunications, and software as well as financial institutions; investment companies; sports and other franchises; public utilities; and hospitals and health services

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION ASSOCIATE

Ballard Spahr LLP's Philadelphia office seeks a commercial litigation associate with two to four years of experience in business litigation. Qualified candidates will have superior academic credentials, communication skills, and written work product. This is an excellent opportunity to join a sophisticated litigation practice and work in a dynamic, expanding, and team-oriented atmosphere while enjoying the benefits and resources of a national law firm.

COMMERCIAL/ IP LITIGATION ASSOCIATE

Ballard Spahr LLP's Philadelphia office is seeking a commercial/ intellectual property litigation associate with three to four years of experience. The position will include trademark, copyright, false advertising, and complex commercial litigation. Experience in trademark and copyright litigation and enforcement is preferred.  Superior academic credentials, excellent writing, and strong communication skills are required.

CONSUMER FINANCIAL SERVICES

ASSOCIATE

Ballard Spahr LLP's nationally recognized Consumer Financial Services Group seeks to hire a regulatory/ compliance associate in Philadelphia, to help service its thriving practice. Ideally, candidates will have two to five years of experience in this area, including experience with the Truth in Lending Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Electronic Funds Transfer Act, federal and state laws governing usury and unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts and practices. Strong academic credentials and analytical and communication skills are required.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS AND EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION ASSOCIATE

Ballard Spahr LLP's Philadelphia office seeks an associate with 4- 7 years of experience to join our Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group. Candidates shall have experience working with ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code and other applicable employee benefits laws on matters involving executive compensation, qualified retirement plans and health and welfare benefits. Superior academic credentials and strong writing skills are required. Relevant government experience is preferred.

IP EE/CE ASSOCIATE

Ballard Spahr LLP's Atlanta, Philadelphia, or Washington, DC offices seek an associate or patent agent with three to four years of experience in patent prosecution with a technical background in electrical engineering or computer engineering/science, and excellent academic credentials. The candidate must be a member of the Patent Bar. This position includes both patent prosecution and litigation opportunities. .

IP LITIGATION ASSOCIATE

Ballard Spahr LLP's Philadelphia office seeks an associate with two to four years of experience in complex IP litigation, to join Ballard's national IP Litigation practice. He or she will have the opportunity to work on the full range of IP litigation matters for the firm, with an emphasis on patent litigation. Excellent academic credentials, experience with patent litigation, and superb writing, oral communication, and interpersonal skills are required. A technical background (particularly in electrical engineering or computer science), membership in the Patent Bar, and/or experience as a judicial clerk are advantages, but are not required.

 

REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATE

Ballard Spahr LLP's Philadelphia office seeks an associate with four to six years of experience for our nationally recognized Real Estate Department. Qualified candidates will have distinguished academic credentials and relevant transactional experience. This is an excellent opportunity for professional growth in a collegial environment.

LITIGATION ASSOCIATE

Ballard Spahr LLP's New Jersey office is seeking a junior associate with 1-2 years of experience to join our strong litigation practice. Qualified candidates will have experience in complex commercial litigation, and ideally, will also have experience in commercial litigation related to financial institutions and real estate transactions.  Superior academic credentials and strong communication skills are required.

 

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Writing Opportunities

Upon Further Review is the Philadelphia Bar Association’s online legal news publication. The publication provides relevant, timely, and substantive legal news and analysis from the members of the Bar, for the members of the Bar. Each month, Upon Further Review showcases articles on relevant topics and provide news and analysis that covers all aspects of the law, from trends to trials, from case analysis to opinion pieces. 

You are invited to submit articles for consideration.    Original materials, previously unpublished, can be submitted on a rolling basis.  Articles need not be longer than 600-800 words. 

Please feel free to pass this invitation on to those you think would be interested. 

Thank you! 

Amy J. Seefeld 
Senior Staff Counsel 
Public & Legal Services 
Philadelphia Bar Association 
Direct: 215-238-6369 

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