Chicago office of an AmLaw firm seeks mid-level executive compensation and employee benefits associate attorney with 3-6 years of experience. The candidate will be involved in both transactional deal work and day-to-day advising on all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation. Should have experience drafting contracts and benefit plans. Must be admitted to the Illinois Bar or admitted to the Bar of another state and applying for admission to the Illinois Bar."Here is a premier mid-sized law firm, with sophisticated practice in corporate, labor and employment, and litigation. It has one of the most successful and prestigious intellectual property (including patent prosecution and litigation), M&A, finance/commercial lending and investment services (mutual fund, etc.) practices in the nation. With a couple of offices in the East Coast, and a main office in Chicago, this firm is a powerhouse when it comes to technological and financial and finance matters. Its clients range from Fortune 500 corporations, other private and public companies, startups, banks and other financial institutions, securities brokers and dealers, mutual funds, investment advisers, insurance companies, multi-employer benefit plans, manufacturers, universities, school districts, municipalities, utilities, health care institutions, trade and professional associations, not-for-profit organizations, and individuals. Client contact is early, and you are expected to produce and work hard from the first day. Everyone takes their jobs very seriously, but mentorship and guidance is available for those who seek it. The pay is competitive with the largest law firms in Chicago, and the firm provides merit-based bonuses to avoid strict lock-step compensation. Top grades from top law schools are required. For someone who wants to be a part of an innovative, yet prestigious law firm that has superb reputation and sophisticated practice that rivals the large firms in town, this is your place."Additional Skills: The candidate should have strong oral and written communication skills, the ability to work effectively as part of a team or independently in a fast-paced environment, well developed legal research skills.