Mid-Level ESOP Attorney and Litigation Support

Position Summary:

This position will provide legal support for (1) a wide variety of ESOP transactions and other matters in which Argent Trust is an ESOP trustee and (2) litigation and U.S. Department of Labor investigations.

Job Location:

Atlanta, GA


• Deploy an understanding of ERISA and tax laws applicable to ESOP administration and ESOP transactions and to litigation and U.S. Department of Labor investigations
• Prepare, review and negotiate the terms of documents for ESOP transactions
• Help manage lawsuits and U.S. Department of Labor investigations
• Conduct legal research for litigation and U.S. Department of Labor investigations
• Assist in the preparation of motions, briefs, and other court filings and responses to U.S. Department of Labor inquiries
• Assist in the development of litigation strategy
• Attend ESOP industry conferences and other events to increase ESOP knowledge and skills
• Some travel required.
• Report directly to the head of Argent’s ESOP team

Education and Experience:

  • Juris Doctorate
  • A concentration in ERISA and ESOPs
  • Litigation experience in courts desirable
  • Minimum of 7+ years of professional work experience

Candidate Skills:

  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills in the ERISA arena
  • Ability to handle multiple matters simultaneously
  • Demonstrated litigation experience, particularly involving the drafting of briefs and motions
  • Maintain a high level of service to both Argent Trust colleagues and to ESOPs and the employers that sponsor them
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a variety of people
  • Experience with negotiations
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to work evenings and weekends when required
  • Bright, creative, ability to “think outside the box”
  • Ability to communicate effectively with outside counsel in ESOP litigation and S. Department of Labor investigations
  • Superior writing skills

To Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to resumes@argentfinancial.com

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