About Us

ML BeneBits is a comprehensive blog that covers the waterfront of topics related to employee benefits and executive compensation—from plan design, qualification, and documentation matters to fiduciary questions, ERISA Title I investment issues, payroll tax, fringe benefits issues, executive compensation trends, and health and welfare benefits compliance. We also discuss the unique challenges that multiemployer plans and their contributing employers, tax-exempt entities, and governmental employers face. Our authors cover key regulatory, legal, and legislative developments in the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation and come primarily from our employee benefits and executive compensation practice as well as from other practice areas.

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Robert L Abramowitz

Robert L. Abramowitz

パートナー

Philadelphia +1.215.963.4811

Labor, Employment & Benefits; ERISA Fiduciary Duty; Executive Compensation; ; Privacy & Cybersecurity; ; Healthcare & Life Sciences Litigation

Craig A. Bitman

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New York +1.212.309.7190

Labor, Employment & Benefits; ERISA Fiduciary Duty; ; Multiemployer Plans; Capital Markets & Public Companies; Investment Management; Private Equity; Healthcare & Life Sciences Litigation;

Summer M. Blackburn

Senior Client Employee Benefit Advisor

Washington, DC +1.202.739.5548

Labor, Employment & Benefits; ; Multiemployer Plans

Claire E. Bouffard

アソシエイト

Pittsburgh +1.412.560.7421

Labor, Employment & Benefits; ;

Samuel P. Bryant

アソシエイト

Philadelphia +1.215.963.4657

Labor, Employment & Benefits; ERISA Fiduciary Duty; Executive Compensation; ; Investment Management; Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity; Capital Markets & Public Companies

Sariyah S. Buchanan

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Philadelphia +1.215.963.5484

Labor, Employment & Benefits; Executive Compensation; ERISA Fiduciary Duty; Multiemployer Plans

Sean D. Callaghan

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Boston +1.617.341.7794

Labor, Employment & Benefits; Executive Compensation; ; ; Benefits & Payroll Tax; ERISA Fiduciary Duty

Carley Clark

Senior Attorney

Princeton +1.609.919.6708

Labor, Employment & Benefits; ERISA Fiduciary Duty; Executive Compensation;

Althea R. Day

パートナー

Washington, DC +1.202.739.5366

Labor, Employment & Benefits; ; Multiemployer Plans; Executive Compensation; ; Mergers & Acquisitions; Healthcare & Life Sciences Litigation; Healthcare Transactions

Leslie E. DuPuy

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Labor, Employment & Benefits; ; Employment Counseling; ; Mergers & Acquisitions

Saghi Fattahian

パートナー

Chicago +1.312.324.1744

Labor, Employment & Benefits; ; Privacy & Cybersecurity; ; Mergers & Acquisitions; Healthcare & Life Sciences Litigation; Healthcare Transactions

Allison J. Fepelstein

アソシエイト

Washington, DC +1.202.739.5667

Labor, Employment & Benefits; ; Multiemployer Plans

John G. Ferreira

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Pittsburgh +1.412.560.3350

Labor, Employment & Benefits; ; ERISA Fiduciary Duty; Executive Compensation; Mergers & Acquisitions;

Elizabeth S. Goldberg

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Pittsburgh +1.412.560.7428

Labor, Employment & Benefits; ERISA Fiduciary Duty; ; Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) & Sustainability; ERISA/Employee Benefits Litigation; Business and Human Rights Law

Lindsay M. Goodman

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Chicago +1.312.324.1176

Labor, Employment & Benefits; ; Multiemployer Plans

Michael Gorman

アソシエイト

Pittsburgh +1.412.560.7476

Labor, Employment & Benefits; ; ERISA/Employee Benefits Litigation; Multiemployer Plans

Carly E. Grey

アソシエイト

Washington, DC +1.202.739.5379

Labor, Employment & Benefits; ; ; Executive Compensation; Mergers & Acquisitions

Matthew H. Hawes

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Pittsburgh +1.412.560.7740

Labor, Employment & Benefits; ; ; Executive Compensation; ERISA Fiduciary Duty; Mergers & Acquisitions

Brian D. Hector

パートナー

Chicago +1.312.324.1160

Labor, Employment & Benefits; Employee Stock Ownership Plans; ERISA/Employee Benefits Litigation; ERISA Fiduciary Duty; Mergers & Acquisitions

Mary B. Hevener

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New York +1.212.309.6888

Washington, DC +1.202.739.5982

Labor, Employment & Benefits; Tax; Benefits & Payroll Tax; Mergers & Acquisitions; Healthcare & Life Sciences Litigation; Healthcare Transactions

Amy Pocino Kelly

パートナー

Philadelphia +1.215.963.5042

Labor, Employment & Benefits; ; Multiemployer Plans; Executive Compensation; ; Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity; Capital Markets & Public Companies

Elizabeth G. Kennedy

Senior Client Employee Benefits Consultant

New York +1.212.309.6192

Labor, Employment & Benefits; ;

Barbara D. Klippert

Barbara D. Klippert

シニア・カウンセル

New York +1.212.309.6840

Labor, Employment & Benefits; ERISA Fiduciary Duty; Executive Compensation; Structured Transactions

Marla J. Kreindler

パートナー

Chicago +1.312.324.1114

Labor, Employment & Benefits; ERISA Fiduciary Duty; ; Capital Markets & Public Companies; Investment Management; Private Equity;

Gina L. Lauriero

パートナー

New York +1.212.309.7103

Labor, Employment & Benefits; ERISA Fiduciary Duty; Executive Compensation; Mergers & Acquisitions; Capital Markets & Public Companies

Robert J. Lichtenstein

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Philadelphia +1.215.963.5726

Labor, Employment & Benefits; ; ERISA/Employee Benefits Litigation; ERISA Fiduciary Duty; Executive Compensation; Private Equity; Mergers & Acquisitions; Capital Markets & Public Companies; Healthcare & Life Sciences Litigation; Healthcare Transactions

William J. Marx

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Philadelphia +1.215.963.1744

Labor, Employment & Benefits; ; ERISA Fiduciary Duty; Multiemployer Plans

Randall C. McGeorge

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Pittsburgh +1.412.560.7410

Labor, Employment & Benefits; Executive Compensation; ; Multiemployer Plans; Mergers & Acquisitions

Gregory L. Needles

Gregory L. Needles

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Washington, DC +1.202.739.5448

Labor, Employment & Benefits; Tax; ; ERISA Fiduciary Duty; ; Healthcare & Life Sciences Litigation;

Georgina L. O'Hara

Global Chief Privacy Officer

Philadelphia +1.215.963.5188

Privacy & Cybersecurity; Litigation, Regulation & Investigations

Anna M. Pomykala

アソシエイト

New York +1.212.309.6731

Labor, Employment & Benefits

Zaitun Poonja

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Silicon Valley +1.650.843.7540

Labor, Employment & Benefits; Executive Compensation; Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity; Capital Markets & Public Companies

Erin Randolph-Williams

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Philadelphia +1.215.963.5982

Labor, Employment & Benefits; Executive Compensation; Mergers & Acquisitions

Jason C. Ray

Senior Attorney

Dallas +1.214.466.4112

Labor, Employment & Benefits; Employee Stock Ownership Plans; Private Equity

Patrick Rehfield

パートナー

Washington, DC +1.202.739.5640

Labor, Employment & Benefits; Employee Stock Ownership Plans; Benefits & Payroll Tax; Executive Compensation; Tax; Private Equity; Capital Markets & Public Companies; Mergers & Acquisitions; Healthcare & Life Sciences Litigation; Healthcare Transactions

Michael B. Richman

パートナー

Washington, DC +1.202.739.5036

Labor, Employment & Benefits; ERISA Fiduciary Duty; Investment Management;

Jared W. Rogers

Jared W. Rogers

Senior Client Employee Benefits Consultant

Philadelphia +1.215.963.5102

Labor, Employment & Benefits;

Gary S. Rothstein

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New York +1.212.309.6360

Labor, Employment & Benefits; Executive Compensation; Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity; Capital Markets & Public Companies

Saniyyah Harris

Senior Client Employee Benefit Advisor

Philadelphia +1.215.963.5088

Labor, Employment & Benefits;

Mark J. Simons

オブ・カウンセル

Philadelphia +1.215.963.5992

Labor, Employment & Benefits;

Julie K. Stapel

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Chicago +1.312.324.1113

Labor, Employment & Benefits; ERISA Fiduciary Duty; ; Investment Management; Private Equity; Capital Markets & Public Companies; ; Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) & Sustainability

Randall Tracht

R. Randall Tracht

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Pittsburgh +1.412.560.3352

Labor, Employment & Benefits; ; ERISA Fiduciary Duty; Workforce Change; Privacy & Cybersecurity

Linda Way-Smith

Linda A. Way-Smith

オブ・カウンセル

Washington, DC +1.202.739.5770

Labor, Employment & Benefits; ; ERISA Fiduciary Duty; Multiemployer Plans;

Mims Maynard Zabriskie

Mims Maynard Zabriskie

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Philadelphia +1.215.963.5036

Labor, Employment & Benefits; ; Executive Compensation; Mergers & Acquisitions

David B Zelikoff

David B. Zelikoff

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Philadelphia +1.215.963.5360

Labor, Employment & Benefits; ; ERISA Fiduciary Duty; Executive Compensation; Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity; Capital Markets & Public Companies

Jonathan Zimmerman

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Washington, DC +1.202.739.5212

Labor, Employment & Benefits; ERISA Fiduciary Duty; Executive Compensation; ; ; Healthcare & Life Sciences Litigation

Guest Bloggers

Sheila A. Armstrong

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Dallas +1.214.466.4175

Washington, DC +1.202.739.5427

Litigation, Regulation & Investigations; White Collar Litigation & Government Investigations; Government Contracts; International Trade & National Security; False Claims Act & Qui Tam Litigation; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act & Global Anti-Corruption

Jeremy P. Blumenfeld

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Philadelphia +1.215.963.5258

New York +1.212.309.6958

Labor, Employment & Benefits; ERISA/Employee Benefits Litigation; Healthcare & Life Sciences Litigation

Michael S. Burkhardt

Michael S. Burkhardt

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Philadelphia +1.215.963.5130

Labor, Employment & Benefits; Systemic Employment Litigation; Employment Counseling; Trade Secrets, Proprietary Information & Noncompetition/​Nondisclosure Agreements; Whistleblowing & Retaliation

Melissa D. Hill

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New York +1.212.309.6318

Labor, Employment & Benefits; ERISA/Employee Benefits Litigation; ; Individual Employee Litigation & Arbitration; Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) & Sustainability; Multiemployer Plans

W. Reece Hirsch

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San Francisco +1.415.442.1422

Privacy & Cybersecurity; ; Healthcare & Life Sciences Litigation; Healthcare Transactions;

Charles M. Horn

パートナー

Washington, DC +1.202.739.5951

Investment Management; Transactional Finance; Privacy & Cybersecurity; Structured Transactions

Lindsay B. Jackson

パートナー

Washington, DC +1.202.739.5120

Investment Management; ERISA Fiduciary Duty; Broker-Dealer Regulation & Compliance; Multiemployer Plans

James T. Kimble

オブ・カウンセル

Washington, DC +1.202.739.5363

Labor, Employment & Benefits; US Labor/​Management Relations; Multiemployer Plans; ; ERISA/Employee Benefits Litigation

Daniel R. Kleinman

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Washington, DC +1.202.739.5143

Capital Markets & Public Companies; Mergers & Acquisitions; Investment Management; Private Equity; ERISA/Employee Benefits Litigation; ERISA Fiduciary Duty; Broker-Dealer Regulation & Compliance; Multiemployer Plans

Timothy P. Lynch

Senior Director

Washington, DC +1.202.739.5263

US Labor/​Management Relations; Washington Strategic Government Relations & Counseling; Morgan Lewis Consulting LLC; Workplace Government Relations and Regulation; Climate Change; Multiemployer Plans

Brian T. Ortelere

パートナー

Philadelphia +1.215.963.5150

New York +1.212.309.6850

Labor, Employment & Benefits; ERISA/Employee Benefits Litigation; Healthcare & Life Sciences Litigation

Jason J. Ranjo

アソシエイト

Princeton +1.609.919.6669

Labor, Employment & Benefits

Matthew A. Russell

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Chicago +1.312.324.1771

Labor, Employment & Benefits

Brian W. Shaffer

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Philadelphia +1.215.963.5103

Appellate; Class Actions & Group Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Energy Litigation; Government Contracts; Intellectual Property Litigation; International Arbitration; Product Liability & Mass Torts; Trademark, Copyright, Advertising Litigation & Brand Management; Trade Secrets, Proprietary Information & Noncompetition/​Nondisclosure Agreements; White Collar Litigation & Government Investigations; Healthcare & Life Sciences Litigation; Climate Change; Consumer Protection Defense; State Attorney General Matters; False Claims Act & Qui Tam Litigation

Michelle Seldin Silverman

Michelle Seldin Silverman

パートナー

Princeton +1.609.919.6660

Labor, Employment & Benefits; Individual Employee Litigation & Arbitration; Systemic Employment Litigation; Employment Counseling; US Labor/​Management Relations

Grace E. Speights

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Washington, DC +1.202.739.5189

Labor, Employment & Benefits; Systemic Employment Litigation; Employment Counseling; Crisis Management; Workplace Culture Consulting & Training; Class Actions & Group Litigation; Workplace Harassment Crisis Capabilities