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practice accolades

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Listed, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Nationally) in Chambers USA (2013)

Listed, Labor and Employment: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation in The U.S. Legal 500 (2013)

honors + affiliations

Former Co-Chair, American Bar Association, Subcommittee on Employee Benefits of the Labor and Employment Law Section

Charter Fellow, American College of Employee Benefits Counsel

Contributing Editor, ERISA Preemption Chapter of Employee Benefits Law

Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2005, 2008–2014)

Listed, The Best Lawyers in America (2007–2014)

Named Philadelphia Employee Benefits "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America (2011)

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

bar admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
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Steven D. Spencer
Partner


Email: sspencer@morganlewis.com
Philadelphia
1701 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2921
Phone: 215.963.5714
Fax: 215.963.5001

Steven D. Spencer is the leader of Morgan Lewis's Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice and the leader of the Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Interdisciplinary Practice Group. Mr. Spencer's practice focuses on collectively bargained employee benefit plans, particularly as they are affected by various labor and employment laws. He regularly advises employers that contribute to multiemployer pension and welfare trust funds regarding withdrawal liability and the Pension Protection Act of 2006. Mr. Spencer also has provided advice on the application of various federal and state statutes as they apply to employee benefit plans, structured employee benefit plans to avoid or withstand litigation, and structured employee benefit plans to reduce costs. He also has handled age, gender and race discrimination litigation, public sector labor law matters and labor negotiations. He has represented and continues to represent clients in a variety of industries, including the supermarket industry, the bakery industry and the public sector.

Mr. Spencer is a frequent speaker for the ABA and International Foundation of Employee Benefits. Mr. Spencer is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania and Villanova University Law Schools, where he teaches a course on employee benefits law.

Mr. Spencer is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New York.

education

  • Columbia University Law School, 1978, J.D.
  • Cornell University, 1975, B.S.