Mike Krasnovsky is a partner in the Firm’s Executive Compensation Group. Mike’s practice focuses on executive compensation and employee benefits matters in connection with mergers and acquisitions and other business transactions. Mike also advises clients on executive compensation and related corporate governance matters, including the design, implementation and disclosure of equity and cash incentive compensation and retention programs and the negotiation of executive employment, change in control and separation agreements.

Mike was highlighted as a leading lawyer in the 2020–2024 editions of Chambers USA for his work in Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation. In the 2024 edition, a source notes “Mike is responsive and able to handle any matter.” In a prior edition, his peers describe him as, “really smart, an excellent drafter and a practical lawyer who works out how to define solutions.”


Thought Leadership


Co-Author, “Exchange Rules Impact Compensation Committee Composition,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, March 2004.

Contributing Author, “Jobs Act Impacts Design and Administration of Deferred Compensation,” The Journal of Taxation and Regulation of Financial Institutions, April 2005.

Co-Author, “Change-of-Control Agreements and Section 409A,” Tax Notes, August 2008.


Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation - New York, Chambers USA, 2020–2024.

Recognized as a Next Generation lawyer by The Legal 500 United States for Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Transactional in 2017, 2018 and 2023.

Recognized as a "New York Super Lawyer" for Employee Benefits by Super Lawyers magazine in 2013 and 2014 and as a “New York Rising Star” for Employee Benefits by Super Lawyers magazine in 2012.


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2004New York


  • English
  • Russian


  • Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.2003
  • Boston UniversityIndependent Concentration, Legal Studiessumma cum laude, with High Distinction2000
    Phi Beta Kappa