Listed, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Nationally) in Chambers USA (2012)
Listed, Labor and Employment: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation in The U.S. Legal 500 (2012)
Ranked "#1 Most Active Law Firm" globally, based on the number of funds worked on for limited partners, by Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst (2013)
Ranked, National Tier 1: Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law, U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2012)
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Listed, The Best Lawyers in America (2010–2013)
Noted in The US Legal 500 for Tax/Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation (2010)
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Craig A. Bitman is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice. Mr. Bitman offers clients a broad range of knowledge and skills on all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation law. He routinely advises companies, trust funds, and individuals with respect to matters involving qualified and nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements, severance plans, employment contracts, welfare benefit plans, equity-based compensation arrangements, mergers and acquisitions, plan investments, and fiduciary issues.
A prolific author, Mr. Bitman frequently writes and lectures on a host of topics affecting benefit plan sponsors and participants. He is a member of the Employee Benefits Committee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and is admitted to practice in New York.
In 1996, Mr. Bitman received his J.D., cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center where he was an editor of The Tax Lawyer. He earned his B.A. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993.
Mr. Bitman is admitted to practice in New York.
- Georgetown University Law Center, 1996, J.D.
- University of Pennsylvania, 1993, B.A.