David Kritz

General Attorney - Benefits & Compensation
Norfolk Southern Corporation

David Kritz is an attorney with over 20 years of experience representing clients, primarily on employee benefits and compensation matters. Since 2005, he has worked in Norfolk Southern Corporation's Law Department, where he is the primary resource on benefits and compensation-related issues.  David also provides legal advice on securities laws, laws governing lobbying and political contributions, corporate governance and contracts. Norfolk Southern Corporation, a Fortune 250 company, is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies.  Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary is a major transporter of coal, intermodal, automotive, and industrial products, and operates 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia.  The Corporation and its subsidiaries have about 30,000 employees. Before moving in-house, David worked at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan in Washington, DC for eight years, and prior to that as an associate in two large law firms in Dallas, Texas.  David started his legal career with the Office of the General Counsel at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC).  He is a member of the Virginia, District of Columbia, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas State bars. David serves as a Policy Board of Directors representative for the American Benefits Council, a national trade association for companies concerned about federal legislation and regulations affecting all aspects of the employee benefits system.  He is also a Board Member-at-Large for the In-House Benefits Counsel Network, a non-profit organization consisting of in-house attorneys who specialize in employee benefits.