Employee Benefits Attorney (California Remote)

Application ends: May 18, 2026
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Job Description

BBK Firm Attorneys at Law 1

Best Best & Krieger LLP seeks an attorney with at least eight years of experience with qualified retirement plans and a strong interest in working with non-ERISA public retirement plans and church plans. The candidate must have experience in qualified plan design and compliance, including both tax and fiduciary compliance. The candidate must have knowledge of ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, and related regulatory frameworks. The candidate must be interested in learning about and working with non-ERISA, governmental and church plan clients, and CalPERS. The candidate should have experience drafting plan documents and summary plan descriptions, negotiating service provider contracts, reviewing investment management agreements and counseling plan sponsors and fiduciaries on compliance requirements and fiduciary best practices, including plan governance. The ideal candidate will also have experience with the IRS voluntary compliance programs, the design and administration of governmental 457(b) plans, and some knowledge of the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013. The candidate should have strong written and oral communication skills, a desire to work in a collaborative environment with a highly engaged team, and a demonstrated ability to manage and maintain significant client relationships. For the ideal candidate this position offers the opportunity to integrate into and, in a relatively short time frame, take over a practice from an industry leader. Because of this special opportunity, this position also requires a demonstrated ability to manage significant client relationships, to develop new business, and to supervise others. Entrepreneurial skills and drive will be important to this candidates success in this position.

A flexible work arrangement may be considered. Candidates must be admitted to practice in California.

The reasonably expected pay scale for this position seeking an attorney with 6 or more years of experience is $160,000 – $200,000. The actual salary within that range will depend on the selected candidate’s years of practice and experience. We encourage all interested candidates to apply.

Best Best & Krieger is an equal opportunity employer.


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