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Melissa B Kurtzman

Melissa B Kurtzman

Littler Mendelson, PC

Melissa B. Kurtzman focuses her practice on representing management in a variety of employee benefits matters, including the design and implementation of qualified and non-qualified retirement plans and welfare and fringe benefit programs, employee benefits tax matters and employee benefits in mergers and acquisitions. She also provides advice on:

  • Employee benefit plan administration
  • Reporting and disclosure obligations
  • Fiduciary responsibilities
  • Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor correction programs
  • Contingent workforce issues
  • The efficient design of retirement and welfare plans

Melissa acted as an expert witness in a federal bankruptcy matter in connection with qualified plan issues.  Additionally, she represents plan sponsors in employee benefit plan IRS and DOL audits. She assists plan sponsors in self-audits of employee benefits plans prior to or in connection with government audits.

Her benefits clients include the following types of companies and industries:

  • Universities
  • Retail
  • Contingent workforces
  • Legal services
  • Accounting services
  • Construction
  • Airlines
  • Healthcare
  • Transportation
  • Manufacturing
  • Financial services
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Consulting services

Melissa is a member of Littler Mendelson's Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Group.

Prior to joining Littler, Melissa served as a partner at Wolf Block LLP where she focused on employee benefits. She was also the former director of ERISA compliance at a large retirement plan administration company.


  • Board member, Benefits Council of Greater Philadelphia – American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries
  • Member, The Mid-Atlantic Pension Liaison Group
  • Member, Employee Benefits Section - Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Member, Tax / Business sections - American Bar Association
  • Former board member, Interact Theatre Company
  • Former board member, Children's Village Child Care Center of Philadelphia

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