Howard Pianko

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Howard Pianko is a partner in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Mr. Pianko is a recognized leader in his field. He is consistently top-ranked by Chambers USA and was named a “Client Service All-Star” in Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation in the 2016 edition of BTI Consulting Group’s annual report surveying the nation’s top lawyers in the area of client service.

Over his career, he has advised a wide range of clients on the full gamut of matters relating to employee benefits: (i) equity and incentive compensation programs; (ii) pension and welfare benefit plan compliance, drafting and administration; (iii) benefit aspects of corporate transactions – mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures;(iv) plan investments; (v) plan governance and fiduciary responsibilities; and (vi) benefit related litigation.

He also has written extensively, with a focus on topics involving executive compensation, fiduciary and plan governance and cross-border transactions. Mr. Pianko is a frequent lecturer on these topics within the U.S. and he also has spoken on cross-border topics, such as global equity compensation programs and global plan governance policies, in Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe and South America.


  • LL.M. in Taxation, New York University Law School
  • J.D., New York University
    • The New York University Law Review
  • B.A., City College of New York, with honors
  • Bronx High School of Science


  • American Bar Association (Committee on Employee Benefits; Section on Taxation)
  • Practicing Law Institute – Employee Benefits Law Committee; Advisory Council
  • Practical Law Company – Advisory Council,
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Employee Benefits Subcommittee, 1993-1996)


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