Los Angeles CA
Human Resources

Retirement Manager

CM Legal

Retirement Manager

Under the direct supervision of the Director, Talent Management, the Manager, Retirement manages all analysis, research, evaluation and administrative functions for U.S. and international retirement programs.

In this capacity, the Manager, Retirement will:

  • Manage the day-to-day administration and operation of the retirement plans, including contribution/funding reconciliation, distributions, QDRO processing, benefit file coordination and maintenance; analyze, address and implement retirement plan design changes;
  • Monitor and ensure the legal compliance of the plans, by working with providers, internal and external legal counsel; manage the Plan annual audit, 5500 process and compliance testing; read, review, recommend, and apply changes due to legislation affecting the retirement programs;
  • Manage the relationships between firm, participants, consultants, trustee and vendors, as applicable, regarding the retirement plans, plan systems and service valuation; oversee and approve payments for participants as part of retirement process and/or termination process;
  • Responsible for providing financial metrics and cost analysis of the retirement plans; collect, verify and provide retirement data to the actuary as needed for computation of benefits, funding requirements, valuations and applicable internal audits; collaborate with accounting and financial reporting to ensure appropriate measurement and reporting of plan assets, liabilities, and funding levels;
  • Prepare and/or supervise the drafting and delivery of appropriate educational communications regarding the retirement plans and eligibility criteria as needed for the retirement plans and retiree medical plans; prepare communications and materials necessary to address recommended changes and key issues to the Investment/Retirement Benefit Committee; interpret and explain policies, procedures, and relevant law to current, terminated and retired participants;
  • Provide clear and effective counsel to employees, participants, retirees and management, in person and in writing, and answer questions regarding retirement programs and policies;
  • Maintain and update the retirement section of the Firm’s portal/website as needed, ensuring that the information is accurate and current;
  • Serve as back-up to the Senior Retirement Analyst and assist with other department initiatives as needed;
  • Explain program provisions, procedures and eligibility requirements;
  • Assist in implementation and testing of retirement-related systems;
  • Work beyond scheduled hours as required, especially at year-end;
  • Travel as required; and
  • Handle additional related projects as assigned.


  • Advanced knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations (401k, 415, ERISA);
  • Advanced knowledge of customer-service principles;
  • Fundamental to Advanced knowledge of human resources laws and practices;
  • Fundamental knowledge of general payroll concepts and systems (e.g.: ADP eTime);
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; and
  • Fundamental to Advanced proficiency in human resource management systems (e.g.: Workday, PeopleSoft).


  • Bachelor’s degree (preferred);
  • At least 7 years of defined contribution, defined benefit and nonqualified plan administration experience;
  • At least 7-8 years of human resources, talent management, or accounting experience (benefits administration preferred); and
  • At least 7 years in a professional services or legal environment (preferred).

Employees will be provided with an excellent career opportunity in a collaborative environment, in addition to a generous total compensation package with the opportunity to earn bonuses based on individual contribution and firm profitability.

The salary wage range that we expect to pay for this position is a minimum of $119,700 and a maximum of $173,600 annually.  The actual pay wage may vary based on experience or other relevant factors.

Eligible employees can participate in the Firm’s comprehensive benefits program, which include the following:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life/AD&D, Long Term Care, and Short and Long Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Account and Health Savings Account
  • Healthcare Concierge and Advocacy
  • Voluntary 401k Plan and Profit Sharing
  • 10 Paid Holidays per year and a generous PTO program
  • Family Support including Pediatric Mental Health and Parental Support, Paid Parental Leave, Fertility Benefits, and Breast Milk Shipping
  • Back-up Child Care, Elder Care, and Tutoring
  • Wellness Programs (Employee Assistance Program, Mental Health, and Well-Being Events)
  • Retirement Plan Consulting
  • Anniversary Bonus Program
  • Professional Development Programs
  • Transportation Allowance and Commuter Benefits
  • International Travel Insurance
  • Auto/Home/Legal Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!

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