Position Description

Attorney | Executive Compensation/Benefits
Location Headquarters
Job Code 148
# of openings 1
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Attorney | Executive Compensation/Benefits

Koley Jessen is seeking to hire an experienced attorney to join the Executive Compensation/Benefits Practice Area in the Firm’s Employment, Labor and Benefits Department. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work with a diverse and sophisticated group of clients and colleagues on executive compensation, tax and employee benefit matters for business clients and individuals located throughout the United States. Working alongside a team of expert attorneys, you will be involved in the design and implementation of various executive and employee incentive arrangements to meet the specific requirements of our many clients, including those involved in complex mergers and acquisitions.  

Who we want:

  • Exceptional communicators with excellent writing skills who enjoy working with internal and external clients;
  • Intellectual curiosity and strong desire to problem solve on a wide array of employee benefits and employment-related matters, including ERISA compliance, nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements, and employee benefit programs generally; 
  • Unmatched work ethic, and action-oriented interest in taking on increased levels of responsibility; and
  • Collaborative team player who is accessible and client-centric.  

What you need:

  • A minimum of two years relevant experience in executive compensation and employee benefits law specifically related to deferred compensation and equity incentive programs;
  • Applicants must currently be licensed, or currently eligible to become licensed, to practice law in Nebraska;
  • Excellent academic and professional credentials; and
  • Experience advising clients on employee benefit issues in ERISA compliance and employee benefit programs more generally, including executive compensation, non-qualified  deferred compensation (409A and 457), and equity plans (equity ownership plans, stock option plans, and alternative equity ownership plans).

To be considered for this position, you must attach a cover letter and transcripts to your application.

What we offer:

  • A people-focused and results-orientated culture;
  • Programs and activities to enhance your wellbeing;
  • Continuous learning and professional development opportunities;
  • Competitive salary and a robust benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance options, 401(k) with Firm contribution, and Employee Assistance Programs;
  • A beautiful central Omaha office equipped with modernized workspaces.

Koley Jessen is a dynamic law firm powered by highly-talented people. Our collaborative culture drives our ability to provide over-the-top service and achieve the best results for our clients. Our investment in one another fuels our success and ensures that Koley Jessen will always be a great place to work and to grow professionally.

Koley Jessen celebrates, supports and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion and is an Equal Opportunity Employer inclusive of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Koley Jessen strictly prohibits any discrimination or harassment based on a person’s race, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, religion, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other ground prohibited by law.

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