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Craig Bitman

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Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation


Craig A. Bitman is a partner in, and deputy practice group leader of Morgan Lewis's Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice. He is the Leader of Morgan Lewis's leading fiduciary practice and co-chair of its institutional investor practice. Mr. Bitman offers clients a broad range of knowledge and skills on all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation law. He routinely advises public pension plans, companies, trust funds, and individuals with respect to matters involving qualified and nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements, severance plans, employment contracts, welfare benefit plans, equity-based compensation arrangements, mergers and acquisitions, plan investments, and fiduciary issues. For more information, view Mr. Bitman's biography at


Member, National Association of Public Pension Attorneys


Georgetown University Law Center, 1996, J.D.; University of Pennsylvania, 1993, B.A.

United States: Labor and employment

Employee benefits and executive compensation (transactions)

Within: Employee benefits and executive compensation (transactions)

Spearheaded by Steven Spencer in Philadelphia and Craig Bitman in New York, the ‘very knowledgeable, timely and practical’ team at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP advises on all areas of benefits and compensation. The firm was engaged to represent Health Net in the closing of its public merger with Centene, and the Philadelphia-based Amy Pocino Kelly assisted TriMark USA with multi-employer pension plan withdrawal liability in two recent transactions alongside newly promoted partner Randall McGeorge, who works from the Pittsburgh office. Other notable clients include Honeywell, Armstrong and Conning & Company.

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Employee health and retirement plans

Within: Employee health and retirement plans

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP divides its benefits practice into seven task forces: fiduciary regulation, retirement plans, executive compensation, health plans, fringe benefits and payroll tax, multi-employer plans, and ESOPs. Led by Steven Spencer and Craig Bitman from the Philadelphia and New York offices respectively, the team assists clients such as Honeywell with their day-to-day benefits matters, including 401(k) and welfare plan issues through Andy Anderson in Chicago and Amy Pocino Kelly in Philadelphia. Other notable clients include DHL, Toyota and UBS. Randall McGeorge was promoted to partner in the Pittsburgh office in October 2016.

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