Warren E. Fusfeld works with both public and private companies in the areas of employee benefits and taxation, including:

  • Executive compensation, including equity-based compensation programs
  • Other incentive and performance-based compensation arrangements
  • Deferred compensation, both qualified and non-qualified
  • All areas of employee and executive plan design, both ERISA and non-ERISA, covering all aspects of planning, drafting and implementation

He also handles employee benefit plan audits by the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor. Additionally, he has assisted a number of public companies with disclosure, shareholder relations and corporate governance issues and has provided legal guidance directly to the compensation committees of a number of publicly-traded companies.

Warren also has had significant involvement advising clients on employee benefits and ERISA in the context of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and other transactions in which ERISA plan asset rules are implicated.

His practice includes counseling clients in the following industries:

  • Finance
  • Insurance
  • Retail
  • Homebuilding
  • Gaming
  • Non-profit
  • Educational institutions
  • Church employers
  • Government agencies

Co-chair of Littler Mendelson's Executive Compensation Practice Group, Warren has spoken and published articles on a variety of topics related to executive compensation and employee benefits more generally, including tax law changes, executive deferred compensation plans, and the tax rules regarding deduction of compensation paid to executive officers of public companies.

Prior to working at Littler, Warren was the chair of the Employee Benefits Practice Group at another firm where he worked for 23 years.

Affiliazioni professionali e istituzionali


Section of Taxation

American Bar Association


Employee Stock Ownership Plan Association


Penjerdel Employee Benefits and Compensation Association


Pennsylvania Bar Association


Philadelphia Bar Association


National Association of Stock Plan Professionals


International Association of Gaming Advisors


Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating


News, Analysis & Press

Bonuses, Clawbacks and Bad Behavior

New York Law Journal

March 8, 2023

Equity Compensation for U.S. Citizens Working in India - The Impact of the Indian Fringe Benefit Tax

The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel

November 1, 2008

Speaking Engagements

2020 Virtual Benefits Symposium: Addressing Issues in the New Normal

December 17, 2020

2020 Virtual Benefits Symposium: Addressing Issues in the New Normal

November 12, 2020

Top 10 Ways to Defuse Tax and Benefits Litigation Threats in Employment, Welfare and Retirement-Oriented Documents

January 10, 2019

The Top 10 Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Issues in 2017

The 2017 Executive Employer® Conference

May 11, 2017

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Issues on Termination of Employment

Philadelphia, PA

May 12, 2016

Dancing on a Minefield: Executive Compensation’s New Rules

The 2016 Executive Employer® Conference, Scottsdale, AZ

May 5, 2016

The Shifting Landscape of Employee Benefits – Imperatives for 2012 and Beyond

Los Angeles, CA

October 11, 2012

Top 10 Ways Employers are - Inadvertently – Violating IRC 409A

The 2012 Executive Employer® Conference

Littler Mendelson, Scottsdale, AZ

May 10, 2012

2011 and Beyond: Maximizing Your Employee Benefit Plans During Uncertain Legislative Times

October 12, 2011

New York Benefits Summit

February 10, 2011


  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law Schoolcum laude
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvaniasumma cum laude

Conoscenze linguistiche

  • Francese
  • Persian
  • Hindi
  • Urdu

Foro di appartenenza



  • U.S. Tax Court