Michael R. Bergmann 

Partner – Washington
T.+1 202 862 2258
M.+1 208 559 7814
1919 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006 V-CARD

Michael Bergmann counsels clients on executive compensation, employee benefits and ERISA matters. He devotes a significant portion of his practice to advising major public corporations and private companies on executive compensation and employee benefit arrangements in the context of mergers and acquisitions and other transformative business transactions.

Michael has nearly three decades of experience in a wide range of executive compensation and benefits matters. In particular, he has extensive experience with SEC rules governing compensation disclosure and the tax rules applicable to executive compensation. He regularly advises small and large public and private companies and individual senior executives on adopting and revising employment, severance and cash and equity incentive compensation agreements and arrangements. Among other matters, he also counsels clients on the rules governing tax-qualified retirement vehicles, the taxation of employee welfare benefits and the application of ERISA to the administration of such arrangements and their assets.

Michael has been selected for annual inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 2006.

Michael R. Bergmann 


  • District of Columbia
  • Idaho


  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • University of Virginia
  • Harvard University