Mr. George F. Cicotte

Mr. George F. Cicotte

The Cicotte Law Firm, PLLC
  • Employment Law, Gov & Administrative Law, Tax Law ...
  • Colorado, District of Columbia, Washington
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The Cicotte Law Firm, PLLC serves clients throughout the U.S., representing employers in all ERISA and employee benefit matters including health care, ESOP transactions, fiduciary responsibility, tax compliance, and labor relations. The Firm regularly helps employers resolve ERISA disputes and related employment matters. Firm clients include small businesses, multi-billion dollar international enterprises and state and federal governmental entities. The United States Department of Labor has appointed Mr. Cicotte to serve as a plan fiduciary, replacing individuals who breached their responsibilities and who, as a consequence, were barred from continuing in fiduciary roles. Other attorneys and judges rate Mr. Cicotte as having achieved the highest standards of legal ability and ethical conduct, resulting in the distinguished AV® rating by Martindale-Hubbell and a “10.0, Superb” rating by Mr. Cicotte frequently speaks at events sponsored by the Institute for Applied Management and Law, the National Center for Employee Ownership, and other HR related groups. He has also provided in-house employment and benefits training at Fortune 500 companies, national laboratories, universities and for federal governmental organizations. He is acknowledged as a co-author of the employee benefits chapter of The Contingent Workforce, published by Law Journal Press in 2000. Prior to founding the firm in 2002, Mr. Cicotte practiced with Covington & Burling, consistently ranked among the nation’s most selective law firms. Further information is available at

Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Tax Law
  • Business Law
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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District of Columbia
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  • German: Written
Professional Experience
The Cicotte Law Firm, PLLC
- Current
Covington & Burling LLP
Littler Mendelson P.C.
Brigham Young University
J.D. (1995)
Honors: Cum Laude
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University of Pennsylvania
B.A. (1989) | Economics
Honors: With Distinction
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Professional Associations
Washington State Bar  # 32263
- Current
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Articles & Publications
ERISA Section 209: Reasonable Recordkeeping Requirement, or Source of Spurious Claims?
Journal of Pension Benefits, Wolters Kluwer
In-Plan Limitations Periods: Risky Business or the Edge of Tomorrow?
Journal of Pension Benefits, Wolters Kluwer
Speaking Engagements
Mandatory Paid Sick Leave , Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Development University
Employee Benefits Special Issues , The Certificate in Employee Benefits Law , Las Vegas, NV
Institute for Applied Management and Law
American College of Employee Benefits Counsel
Websites & Blogs
The Cicotte Law Firm, PLLC
Contact & Map
2803 Sarah Court
Kennewick, WA 99338
Toll-Free: (877) 783-6699
Telephone: (509) 783-6699
Fax: (509) 783-1166
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