Manager of US Benefit Programs

Location : Location
US-NY-New York
Benefits & Well-Being
Work Arrangement
Posted Min Pay Rate
USD $150,000.00/Yr.
Posted Max Pay Rate
USD $165,000.00/Yr.
Position Type
Job ID

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.  

About the Role

The Manager of US Benefit Programs is an integral part of Latham’s Well-Being & Benefits team. This role will be responsible for using their experience and understanding of the regulatory and competitive market landscape for strategic planning, implementation, and administration of the Well-Being & Benefits Department’s goals and objectives, while collaborating with global management team regarding the department’s strategic initiatives, budget, managing external vendors, and strategize with management to refine current offerings and develop new resources and programs. This role will be located in our New York office. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.   

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Developing and maintaining strong, interactive relationships with key members of office leadership in an effort to identify needs and interests of local offices
  • Developing and maintaining strong partnerships with outside consultants and providers, working closely with vendor partners in the bespoke design and cost structure of new programs and annual renewals, and evaluating and strategically recommending enhancements, changes, and rates and contribution structures as needed and based on the local market practice
  • Identifying providers and experts with whom to partner on developing bespoke health and well-being programs
  • Administers approved new plans/programs and changes as well as renewals by preparing announcement material and other collateral for attorneys and staff; revises and reissues all communications material regarding programs when appropriate; leads efforts to provide ongoing engagement to promote the firm’s programs
  • Ensures firm compliance with provisions of local governmental regulations and fillings; reviews and analyzes changes to local laws pertaining to benefits, and reports necessary or suggested changes to management

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Possess strong analytical, management, and negotiation skills in order to maintain the firm’s competitiveness in recruiting local markets
  • Demonstrate an advanced ability to perceive and analyze problems, and develop alternative strategies to solve them
  • Exhibit advanced organizational skills and project management experience required to manage time, multi-task, prioritize effectively, and handle multiple deadlines

And have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in a global or regional role with an emphasis on employee benefits and well-being programs

Benefits & Additional Information

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:


  • Healthcare, life and disability insurance
  • A generous 401k plan
  • At least 11 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
  • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
  • Professional Development programs
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!


Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.


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Latham & Watkins is committed to diversity, equal opportunity, sustainability, and pro bono legal services. We draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms, and advance these commitments through the work of our Global Citizenship department. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are. 

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Pay Range

USD $150,000.00 - USD $165,000.00 /Yr.


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