Employee Health & Benefits Legal Compliance Consultant
Mercer 310 reviews - Los Angeles, CA

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Mercer is the global leader for trusted Human Resources and related financial advice, products and services. In our work with clients, we make a positive impact on the world every day. We do this by enhancing the financial and retirement security, health, productivity and employment relationships of the global workforce. Mercer has more than 19,000 employees serving clients in over 180 cities and 40 countries and territories worldwide. If you thrive on challenge, are passionate about ideas, love solving problems and truly enjoy connecting with people, we encourage you to explore the hundreds of job opportunities available through Mercer. Our core strengths in consulting, outsourcing and investments place Mercer in a unique position to help our clients achieve the extraordinary - and extraordinary results require extraordinary people. Mercer is an operating unit of Marsh & McLennan Companies.

Marsh & McLennan Companies is a leading global professional services firm with roots dating back to 1871. We employ over 50,000 employees in more than 100 countries with annual revenue exceeding $11 billion. Marsh & McLennan Companies is the parent company of a number of the world's leading risk experts and specialty consultants, including: Marsh, our insurance broker and risk advisor; Guy Carpenter, our risk and reinsurance specialist; Mercer, our provider of HR and related financial advice and services; and Oliver Wyman, our management consultancy.

The Legal Consultant will develop top-caliber intellectual capital on complex legislation, regulations, court cases, HR strategy, customized plan design, compliance, and governance consulting issues. This position requires technical research, technical analytical abilities, writing ability and the ability to work with clients to identify and solve complex legal and technical issues on specific consulting projects and services. To fulfill this role, the Legal Consultant will:

Review current developments in the area of legal/technical expertise, undertake required research, prepare complex technical analyses and develop market-differentiating advice, insights, and solutions

Develop content (e.g., articles, memos, web briefings) analyzing key policy, legislative & legal developments and issues, and sharing advice, insights and solutions with internal and external clients; review work prepared by others; may design and draft legal documents (i.e. plan documents, employment policies, communication to participants, plan governance and administrative materials).

Act as legal/technical expert providing advice, insights and solutions to clients and consultants on unique legal/technical and compliance issues affecting strategies, programs, plans (design and operations), and practices.

Present consulting capabilities to clients and prospective clients along with sales consultants, account managers, and business consultants.

Identify marketing opportunities and review marketing and business focused materials for legal/technical accuracy.

Remain abreast in their field of expertise through research and continuing education designed to enhance expertise pertaining to various human resources and legal/technical areas, including HR strategies, benefit plans, plan governance (federal and state compliance), employment policies and practices and operational/administrative processes.

Represent Mercer at industry events including designing and presenting legislative materials.


JD or Bachelors degree with significant legal/technical experience

8+ years of legal/technical experience (including benefit plan or employment practices)

Solid knowledge of HR practice, laws, plans and operations

Ability to interact successfully with clients

Ability to analyze and communicate (writing, verbal) effectively

Ability to coach and guide others

Work effectively in areas of uncertainty, with very little guidance or oversight

Strong presentation and public speaking skills

Marsh & McLennan Companies offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including: health and welfare, tuition assistance, pension and 401K, employee assistance program, domestic partnership benefits, career mobility, employee network groups, volunteer opportunities, and other programs. For more information about our company, please visit us at:


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US-CA-Los Angeles

Marsh & McLennan Companies and its Affiliates

are equal opportunity employers

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Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the...