George F. Cicotte

George F. Cicotte founded the Cicotte Law Firm in 2002. Mr. Cicotte's entire career has focused on employee benefits, beginning in 1989 as a pension actuary and, since 1995, as an ERISA attorney. He serves clients throughout the U.S., representing employers in all ERISA matters including health reform, ESOP transactions, fiduciary responsibility, tax compliance, and labor relations.  Before establishing the Cicotte Law Firm, he practiced law in Washington, D.C. with Covington & Burling. His broad employee benefits practice involves such diverse issues as health and retirement plan design, representing employers in labor relations matters, federal taxation, assisting health plans with HIPAA, COBRA and all other requirements and advising on a myriad of employment and fiduciary responsibility issues. In addition to counseling clients on compliance and transactional matters he frequently defends ERISA lawsuits. Mr. Cicotte has authored and co-written several articles and publications including the employee benefits chapter of The Contingent Workforce - Business and Legal Strategies, published by Law Journal Press.  In addition to being a highly-rated IAML faculty member, he routinely speaks for organizations including the Society for Human Resource Management, the Western Pension and Benefits Conference, The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, and the National Center for Employee Ownership.  He is a member of the Washington, Colorado and Washington, D.C. bar associations.


  • Brigham Young University — Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1995
  • University of Pennsylvania — Bachelor of Arts with Distinction, 1989