Mike Melbinger is a partner in the law firm of Winston & Strawn LLP, and global head of the Firm’s Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Practice. Mike is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at both the University of Illinois College of Law and Northwestern University School of Law. He practices exclusively in the area of executive compensation and employee benefit issues for corporations, partnerships, executives, boards of directors and fiduciaries. He also handles the benefits and compensation issues in litigation, bankruptcy, change in control, and public offering situations.
Mike is the author of "Melbinger's Compensation Blog" the oldest and most widely read blog on the topic. Mike also is the author of the CCH treatise Executive Compensation, now in its Second Edition, the American Bankers Association’s Compliance Guide to Employee Benefit Trusts, and more than 75 articles on executive compensation and employee benefits topics. He is also on the editorial boards of myNQDC.com and Practical Tax Strategies. Mike has testified before the of U.S. Senate Banking Committee Subcommittee On Financial Institutions And Consumer Protection, on executive compensation at financial institutions and he is frequently quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week and other national publications. He has appeared as a guest on the Jim Lehrer News Hour, the Fox News Business Report and other nationally broadcast television programs.