The Pacific Maritime Association is a trade association that, among other things, acts as the labor relations department for the entire West Coast maritime industry. Established in 1949, PMA negotiates labor agreements with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) on behalf of its 78 member companies who are among the world’s leading shipping lines and terminal operators.
Reporting directly to General Counsel Craig Epperson, the Senior Counsel, Employee Benefits, will advise PMA and PMA-appointed fiduciaries on issues related to the design and administration of PMA-sponsored employee benefit plans. With a substantial emphasis on managing claims, arbitrations, and federal and state court litigations, s/he will also advise PMA and senior management on a broad range of federal and state regulatory and compliance matters, as well as prepare, review, and assist in the negotiation of contracts, requests for proposal, and other legal documents to which PMA is a party.
San Francisco, CA
8+ years of experience practicing in the areas of employee benefits and ERISA, including providing advice and counsel to plan sponsors, administrative and benefits committees, and human resources management on matters including fiduciary obligations, Plan design and administration, investment of plan assets, compliance with ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code, and representing employers, and benefit plans in all aspects of litigation arising from disputes over benefits and fiduciary claims.
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