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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

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What the team is known for

Leading practice that has strong skills in ERISA litigation. Advises on the development and maintenance of benefit plans and executive compensation plans. Expert in handling plan issues concerning M&A. Client roster includes companies from the manufacturing, healthcare and finance industries.

Strengths

A client regards Morgan Lewis as an "excellent firm," and moreover, "very knowledgeable and friendly."

Work highlights

Defended Washington University in St. Louis in a putative ERISA class action alleging that the fiduciaries of the university's 403(b) plan breached their duties by allowing participants to pay excessive fees and select underperforming investment options.

Notable practitioners

Daniel Salemi 's practice covers issues relating to retirement plans and health and benefit plans.
"He's been very attentive and good."

Deborah Davidson is well regarded for her capabilities in ERISA class actions. She frequently works with plan sponsors, trustees and fiduciaries.
"Deborah is an excellent benefits litigator. She is very practical and gives good advice to clients."

Julie Stapel is a well-regarded employee benefits lawyer, especially well versed in ERISA matters. She frequently advises on fiduciary issues.
"Julie is excellent. She is a very practical ERISA attorney."

Marla Kreindler maintains an impressive practice that includes advising on tax-qualified retirement plans. Her clients include corporations and nonprofits.
"She has an excellent Title 1 practice." "Marla has broad and expansive expertise in defined contribution and ERISA-related matters."

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Overview

Morgan Lewis’s employee benefits and executive compensation practice is one of the largest, most sophisticated benefits practices in the nation.

For decades, our team has provided comprehensive services related to employee benefits plans (retirement and health and welfare plans) and executive and equity compensation plans. We advise on a range of issues including legal compliance, fiduciary and investment matters, plan design and funding strategies, plan documents and participant communications, management and operation of plans (including internal audits), third-party agreements, benefits and compensation matters that arise during transactions, and investigations and audits by the DOL, IRS, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), and state taxing authorities.

We serve many of the largest global companies across major industries financial institutions, and institutional plan sponsors. Our clients range from small and mid-sized companies and startups to state and local governments, tax-exempt organizations, educational institutions, and entities with collectively bargained employees.

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Location

77 West Wacker Drive

Chicago

Illinois

USA

IL 60601-5094

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation


Daniel R Salemi
Band 4
Deborah Davidson
Band 4
Julie Stapel
Band 4
Marla Kreindler
Band 2