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Brian Witkowski Joins Greenberg Traurig’s Benefits & Compensation Practice in Chicago

CHICAGO – Feb. 26, 2019 – Brian Witkowski has joined the Chicago office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as a shareholder in the Benefits & Compensation Practice. Prior to joining the firm, Witkowski was counsel at Arnold & Porter in Chicago.

Witkowski counsels clients on compensation and benefits matters, with a focus on executive compensation. His experience includes work for Fortune 500 companies, private equity funds, start-ups, management teams, and individual C-level executives.

In the executive compensation area, Witkowski advises employers and executives on employment, severance, equity incentive, and change in control arrangements, and related tax considerations, including Code Section 409A compliance. He also provides counseling in the employee benefits and employment areas.

Witkowski has advised private equity clients and strategic acquirers on the compensation and benefits aspects of more than 200 mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures across a variety of industries.

“Brian is an excellent addition to our Benefits & Compensation Practice and we are thrilled to welcome him to Greenberg Traurig,” said John F. Gibbons, co-managing shareholder of the firm’s Chicago office. “The knowledge, talent, and experience that he brings to the firm will be a valuable resource for both our clients and colleagues.”

Witkowski received his B.A. from Northwestern University and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

About Greenberg Traurig – Chicago: Greenberg Traurig's Chicago office strives to be as dynamic and diverse as the city it calls home. Since its inception in 1999, it has grown from three attorneys to more than 160 today. Lawyers in Greenberg Traurig’s Chicago office represent a wide range of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to innovative start-ups, and practice in nearly every major practice area and industry. Offering local knowledge and broad experience, Greenberg Traurig’s Chicago lawyers work with their colleagues in Greenberg Traurig’s other offices in the United States and abroad to help clients achieve their objectives locally, nationally, and globally.

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