Erik D. Vogt



Erik Vogt advises public, private and nonprofit companies in the design and administration of retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and executive compensation arrangements. Erik also counsels clients on mergers and acquisitions and writes frequently on legal developments impacting benefit plans, executive compensation and related matters.

Retirement Plans

With extensive experience in retirement plans, Erik is a trusted adviser in the design and administration of 401(k) plans, defined benefit plans (both traditional and cash balance), profit-sharing plans, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and 403(b) plans. He frequently advises clients regarding compliance with ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code, including governance and fiduciary matters and representation before the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor in connection with plan audits and correction programs.

Health and Welfare Plans

Erik counsels clients on a multitude of issues relating to health and welfare plans, including the Affordable Care Act, COBRA, and other applicable state and federal laws.

Executive Compensation Arrangements

Erik advises clients in the design and administration of nonqualified deferred compensation plans, equity incentive plans, and executive employment, change of control and severance agreements, including assessment of Code section 409A and 457(f) compliance issues.


In addition to his counseling practice, Erik also frequently advises clients on employee benefits and executive compensation issues arising in mergers and acquisitions.


Bar Admissions



Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Certificate in Business and Public Policy

University of Pennsylvania Law School
J.D. cum laude

University of Wisconsin - Madison
B.B.A. with distinction

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives

Firm Blog Contributions

  • Spotlight on Benefits – a blog offering practical insight on legal developments which impact benefit plans

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • The National Association of Stock Plan Professionals


  • Best Lawyers® — "Ones to Watch," Health Care Law, 2021-24
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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