Overview

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.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Section of Taxation

American Bar Association

Member

Employee Stock Ownership Plan Association

Member

Penjerdel Employee Benefits and Compensation Association

Member

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Member

Philadelphia Bar Association

Member

National Association of Stock Plan Professionals

Member

International Association of Gaming Advisors

Recognition

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

Speaking Engagements

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

Philadelphia, PA

October 12, 2011

New York Benefits Summit

New York, NY

February 10, 2011

Education

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

Languages

  • French
  • Persian
  • Hindi
  • Urdu

Bar Admission

Pennsylvania

Courts

  • U.S. Tax Court