- Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
- Defined Contribution Plans/401(k) Plans
- Executive & Equity Compensation; Deferred/Non-Qualified Compensation Plans
- Fiduciary & DOL Matters
- Tax-Exempt & Governmental Employers
- Transactional Matters
- Health & Welfare Plans
- Defined Benefit & Cash Balance Plans
- Workforce Change
- Privacy & Cybersecurity
- Advertising, Consumer Protection, & Privacy
Winner, Chambers USA “Awards for Excellence” for Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (2014)
Listed, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Nationally) in Chambers USA (2014)
Listed, Labor and Employment: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation in The Legal 500 United States (2014)
honors + affiliations
Member, American Bar Association, Employee Benefits Subsection
Member, Allegheny Bar Association
Listed, The Best Lawyers in America (2007–2014)
Listed, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers: Rising Star (2006–2007)
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Pittsburgh, PA 15219-6401
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R. Randall (Randy) Tracht is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice. Mr. Tracht focuses his practice on representing public and private clients in all manner of executive compensation and employee benefit issues. Based in Pittsburgh, his practice is national in scope and includes clients located across the United States in the energy, manufacturing, retail, education, and healthcare industries.
His work with clients includes the design, drafting, and operation of tax-qualified retirement benefit plans, health and welfare plans (including retiree medical plans), and executive compensation arrangements as well as counseling clients on compliance with applicable laws and regulations. He has represented numerous clients in proceedings before the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation as part of the agencies' remedial correction programs and within the context of agency-initiated audits. In addition to this work, he was part of the litigation team that successfully petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to accept a case to address a long-standing circuit court split on retiree medical plan issues, M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett.
Mr. Tracht is a leading member of Morgan Lewis's Workforce Change Taskforce, and he has experience working with clients to address the employee benefits issues that arise within the context of mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, reductions in force, pension de-risking initiatives, and other corporate transactions.
Mr. Tracht joined Morgan Lewis in 1999 after practicing employee benefits law at another national law firm. He is recognized as a leading employee benefits practitioner and is listed in the Best Lawyers in America and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. Mr. Tracht is a regular and active speaker on employee benefits issues and has drafted numerous LawFlashes, White Papers, and other publications.
Mr. Tracht is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania.
- Ohio State University College of Law, 1994, J.D.
- Miami University, 1991, B.A.