1+ months

Senior Counsel, Retirement Services

Louisville, KY 40202

ADP is hiring a Retirement Services Senior Counsel. 

The Retirement Services Senior Counsel will provide operational legal guidance to the business unit relating to all ADP Retirement Services products, services and client companies.  ADP’s Retirement Services division includes a broker-dealer entity regulated by FINRA, an SEC-registered investment advisor, and a retirement plan recordkeeping group.  Provides advice and support on a wide variety of legal matters to Retirement Services management and staff, with the main focus on contracts and issues related to rules governing investment advisors and broker-dealers. Serves as a legal resource for Retirement Services in resolving regulatory, training, recordkeeping, and reporting and disclosure requirements, as well as actual or potential claims or lawsuits and governmental inquiries. Keeps abreast of changes to relevant laws relating to regulatory requirements governing qualified retirement plans, broker-dealers and investment advisors. Experience at a financial services or trust company and/or with FINRA regulatory concerns is a plus.

At ADP we are driven by your success. We engage your unique talents and perspectives. We welcome your ideas on how to do things differently and better. In your efforts to achieve, learn and grow, we support you all the way. If success motivates you, you belong at ADP.

We strive for every interaction to be driven by our CORE values: Insightful Expertise, Integrity is Everything, Service Excellence, Inspiring Innovation, Each Person Counts, Results-Driven, & Social Responsibility.


  • Evaluate and provide advice and direction with respect to diverse projects relating to systems enhancements, communication materials, new product development, marketing alliances and other similar initiatives to ensure those projects and initiatives comply with applicable laws and do not expose ADP to unacceptable legal liabilities.
  • Analyze, recommend and assist in implementing procedures and workflows to bring the provision of services to clients into compliance with new and existing laws and regulations.
  • Develop forms of client contracts and negotiate agreements with clients.
  • Draft and negotiate contracts with business partners (for example, mutual fund families) and vendors.
  • Resolve day-to-day compliance and operational questions.
  • Resolve potential claims and/or lawsuits with clients.


  • Bachelor's degree & Law School JD required. 6-10+ years of legal experience, particularly in the areas of Financial Services, Trust Companies, or FINRA.
  • Experience in the 401(k) recordkeeping industry or as outside counsel to 401(k) record-keeping, if possible.
  • Must be a strong business partner with the ability to solve legal issues with the business solutions in mind.
  • Excellent written and oral skills required including the ability to communicate clearly and simply to all levels of associates, legal and non-legal.
  • Possess strong analytical and skills.
  • Ability to work independently without close daily supervision and be able to take substantial responsibility for completion of their projects.


Explore our COVID-19 page https://jobs.adp.com/covid19/ to understand how ADP is approaching safety, travel, the hiring interview process, and more.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity at ADP: ADP affirms that inequality is detrimental to our associates, our clients, and the communities we serve. Our goal is to impact lasting change through our actions. Together, we unite for equality and equity. ADP is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of any protected characteristic, including race, color, genetic information, creed, national origin, religion, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lawful alien status, ancestry, age, marital status, or protected veteran status and will not discriminate against anyone on the basis of a disability. We support an inclusive workplace where associates excel based on personal merit, qualifications, experience, ability, and job performance.

Ethics at ADP: ADP has a long, proud history of conducting business with the highest ethical standards and full compliance with all applicable laws. We also expect our people to uphold our values with the highest level of integrity and behave in a manner that fosters an honest and respectful workplace. Click https://jobs.adp.com/life-at-adp/ to learn more about ADPs culture and our full set of values.



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Posted: 2022-03-09 Expires: 2022-06-15

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