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Alight Senior Counsel- Regulatory/ERISA in Lincolnshire, Illinois

Alight unlocks enterprise growth for the world’s most influential companies with future ready human capital and business solutions. We combine industry leading data and insights with unmatched depth and operational expertise to improve the employee experience and optimize cloud-enabled business processes. Our 15,000 colleagues proudly serve thousands of clients and their more than 30 million employees and family members throughout 180 countries. Learn how Alight helps organizations of all sizes, including over 70% of the Fortune 100, achieve next level transformation at .

Alight Solutions seeks a high-performing attorney looking for an opportunity to join a collaborative and energetic legal department to support a rapidly transforming and dynamic business. This position is for a regulatory attorney with a strong ERISA background that includes substantive experience gained either at a law firm or another in-house position. The position presents a unique opportunity to focus on health-related aspects of the administrative services that Alight provides to its clients, including:

  • Annual Enrollment


  • Spending Accounts (FSA, DC FSA, HRA, HSA, etc.)

  • ACA Employer Shared Responsibility Reporting

  • ERISA Claims and Appeals

  • Dependent Verification Services

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a business partner and trusted legal advisor to our client-facing business leaders and service delivery teams and help advance strategic business initiatives.

  • Maintain knowledge and understanding of relevant regulations, laws, and industry trends and practices that may affect Alight and its clients.

  • Review new legislation and regulatory guidance with business colleagues and understand and translate the operational impact of those developments on Alight’s business.

  • Undertake other assignments as determined by legal department leadership.

  • Periodic travel may be required depending on assigned projects.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • At least seven years of substantive experience advising administrators or employers on legal and regulatory matters pertaining to group health and welfare plan administration.

  • Deep technical understanding of the laws and regulations impacting the health aspects of the employee benefits space, including ERISA, the ACA, COBRA, and HIPAA.

  • Working knowledge of recent legislative and regulatory developments in the health and welfare space. Specifically, an ability to address the impact of transparency rules applicable to group health plans and the health plan provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, including broker and consultant fee disclosure requirements.

  • Ability to provide good, proactive professional guidance and advice and sound business-focused solutions that combine excellent judgment, creativity, risk-taking, and technical expertise.

  • A history of enthusiastic participation in a team environment

  • Learning agility, including a demonstrated willingness to develop expertise in new subject matter areas

  • Ability to collaborate with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders to deal with complex issues in a challenging environment

  • Ability to effectively present and communicate information to senior management and various business colleagues and successfully impact decision-making.

  • Share Alight’s purpose and values, including high ethical standards, teamwork, client service, work ethic and positive attitude.

  • Candidate must have Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited law school and be a member in good standing of the bar.

By applying for a position with Alight, you understand that, should you be made an offer, it will be contingent on your undergoing and successfully completing a background check consistent with Alight’s employment policies. Background checks may include some or all of the following based on the nature of the position: SSN/SIN validation, education verification, employment verification, and criminal check, search against global sanctions and government watch lists, fingerprint verification, credit check, and/or drug test. You will be notified during the hiring process which checks are required by the position.

At Alight, we believe that diversity should be visible, valued, and sustained throughout the organization. Alight provides equal treatment and employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to any protected status or other protected characteristic.

Alight does not discriminate against anyone based on sex, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics or conduct covered by federal, state or local law. In addition, we take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, disabled persons, disabled veterans and other covered veterans.

Alight provides reasonable accommodations to the known limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants for employment with disabilities, sincerely held religious beliefs, practices and observances, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Applicants for employment may request a reasonable accommodation/modification by contacting his/her recruiter.

We offer you a competitive total rewards package, continuing education & training, and tremendous potential with a growing worldwide organization.

Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act Statement. Please note, offers are being determined on an individual basis. Alight takes into consideration the candidate’s experience, education, certification/credentials, market data and internal equity. The estimated minimum salary for this role is $114,500.00/year (full-time). In addition to the base salary, this position may be bonus eligible. For specific benefit details, please visit this URL:


Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of this job to other entities; including but not limited to subsidiaries, partners, or purchasers of Alight business units.

Alight Solutions provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, veteran, marital, parental, citizenship, or domestic partner status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Alight Solutions is committed to a diverse workforce and is an affirmative action employer.

About Alight Solutions

With an unwavering belief that a company’s success starts with its people, Alight Solutions is a leading cloud-based provider of integrated digital human capital and business solutions. Leveraging proprietary AI and data analytics, Alight optimizes business process as a service (BPaaS) to deliver superior outcomes for employees and employers across a comprehensive portfolio of services. Alight allows employees to enrich their health, wealth and work while enabling global organizations to achieve a high-performance culture. Alight’s 15,000 dedicated colleagues serve more than 30 million employees and family members. Learn how Alight helps organizations of all sizes, including over 70% of the Fortune 100 at

Our values are the essence of who we are:

People Matter

We believe in the power of people and know that the best ideas can come from anywhere. We act with respect and accountability, mindful that our actions affect the lives of millions in meaningful ways.

Excellence Every Day

We believe that every day is an opportunity for growth and are energized by going above and beyond what’s expected. We are one team, hungry for results, we focus on what matters, and know that for even the most difficult challenges, there is a solution – and we will find it.

Think Forward

We continuously reimagine what the future could be and believe that tomorrow is created by the actions we take today. We learn from one another, champion progress and challenge the status quo.

Act Now

We are brave in spirit, act decisively, learn quickly and get it done.

Be Real

We are forthright and genuine when we speak. People can always trust us to say what we mean and depend on us to do what we say.

Our Colleague Experience

At Alight Solutions, we are reimaging how people and organizations thrive. To deliver on this purpose, we do things differently. From company leaders to our newest colleagues, we all play a role in bringing our values to life. Every colleague shapes how Alight can become better, stronger and brighter – together. With technology as our catalyst and humanity at our core, we advance each day toward a better future in work and life.

We understand the powerful human connections that create success for organizations. We bring an industry leader's expertise and a true partner's commitment to our benefits and administration solutions around health, wealth, HR, finance and consumer experience.

Are you interested in helping us shape the future of work and life for organizations, people and their families? If so, you've come to the right place.

Help us reimagine how people and organizations thrive!

Our story starts with a simple, universal truth: Every business is a people business. We are Alight Solutions. Reimagining how people and organizations thrive.