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practice accolades

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

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

Listed, BTI Client Service All-Stars (2014)

Former Chair, Philadelphia Bar Association, Pension Committee; American Bar Association, Health Law Section, Employee Benefits Interest Group

Member, American Bar Association, Tax Section, Employee Benefits Committee

Charter Fellow, American College of Employee Benefits Counsel

Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel

Named Philadelphia Employee Benefits "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America (2010)

Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2005–2014)

Listed, The Best Lawyers in America (1991–2014)

Noted in The US Legal 500 for Tax/Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation (2010)

Listed, Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who in American Law

Listed, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2004–2014)

bar admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
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Robert L. Abramowitz

1701 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2921
United States of America
Phone: +1.215.963.4811
Fax: +1.215.963.5001

Robert L. Abramowitz is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice. His practice involves counseling clients in all aspects of employee benefits law, including fiduciary law aspects of ERISA, qualified pension and profit-sharing plans, executive compensation, flexible compensation programs, welfare benefit plans, retiree health plans, ERISA concerns of investment advisers, and managed health care.

A frequent author and speaker, Mr. Abramowitz was a Lecturer in Law in Villanova University Law School's Graduate Tax Program from 1986 to 2001 and has had numerous articles published.

Mr. Abramowitz is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.


  • Harvard Law School, 1974, J.D.
  • Yale University, 1971, B.A.