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Leading Employee Benefits Lawyer Anthony Provenzano Joins Crowell & Moring

Washington – August 31, 2021: Crowell & Moring is expanding its tax and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) capabilities with the addition of Anthony G. Provenzano, a veteran executive compensation and employee benefits lawyer.

Provenzano joins the firm as a partner in its Tax, Labor & Employment, and Corporate Groups. His practice focuses on tax, ERISA fiduciary duty, securities, and other laws impacting executive compensation and employee benefits, as well as related employment tax and reporting matters. He assists clients in navigating the complex rules regarding non-qualified, equity, and tax-qualified arrangements, as well as deferred compensation, Code section 280G, payroll tax, and reporting obligations. He represents clients in transactions, audits, and disputes involving the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

“Tony’s strong technical background in ERISA, executive compensation, and employment tax issues are a valuable addition to our bench,” said David B. Blair, chair of Crowell & Moring’s Tax Group. “He will play a key role as employee benefits issues remain front-and-center for our clients in their transactions, IRS and DOL audits, and day-to-day operations.”

Provenzano joins the firm from Miller & Chevalier, where he was a member of the Employee Benefits practice. He earned his law degree from American University Washington College of Law, cum laude, and his undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University.

“I am thrilled to join Crowell & Moring, whose full-service platform and tax, corporate, and labor and employment capabilities will greatly benefit my clients,” Provenzano said. “I look forward to working with the firm’s esteemed lawyers, many of whom I have known and respected for years, to expand our employee benefits and executive compensation offerings.”    


Christine Elfmann
Senior Communications Manager