Great-West Financial Empower Retirement

Counsel - Empower Retirement

Location US-CO-Denver (DTC)
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/21/2018 5:38 PM)
Job ID
# Positions
Legal - Counsel

Position Highlights

The purpose of the Counsel - Empower Retirement is to provide legal expertise and advice to the corporation with respect to a broad range of matters relating to federal and state laws governing employer sponsored employee benefit plans and Individual Retirement Accounts.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for analyzing complex legal issues and projects so that Empower s business goals are attained legally and with regulatory compliance. This includes working broadly across the organization to understand and analyze all the legal and regulatory aspects of the business issue, develop and gain approval for legal strategy to support, and implement the approved strategy.
  • Research, interpret and advise upon ERISA, Department of Labor rules and regulations, Internal Revenue Code, IRS rulings and regulations and state law, including state trust company rules applicable to employee benefit plans and individual retirement accounts.
  • Provide day to day guidance and advice to support various retirement plan administration issues. 
  • Identify issues and collaborate with other legal areas that impact the servicing of retirement plans including state insurance law, trust, securities compliance and corporate contracts.


  • Law Degree
  • LLM in Taxation preferred
  • Current required license to practice law
  • 2+ years of relevant legal experience
  • Some basic knowledge of the insurance & retirement planning industries
  • Some basic knowledge of ERISA and the Tax Code required.
  • Experience with Government and Not-for profit plans a plus

Physical Requirements/ Working Conditions: Typical office environment. Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities with strict deadlines. Other physical duties as required.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills.

About Great-West Financial

At Great-West Financial® and Empower Retirement, our more than 5,700 global associates are dedicated to helping customers secure their financial futures. We offer a range of retirement savings products, life insurance, annuities and investment services from offices across the country. If you’re interested in joining a company that enjoys a record of strong performance and is rich in history yet innovative, bold and transformative, then our organization is an outstanding place for you to grow and succeed. We’re an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. We’re also committed to providing a drug-free workplace.


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