John McGowan has more than 30 years of ERISA and related employment, tax, health care and securities law experience, representing benefit plans (and plan-covered individuals), plan sponsors, and plan fiduciaries. He is particularly adept at handling the special regulatory challenges and disputes that plan sponsors, plan fiduciaries, and other stakeholders face when things go wrong, regardless of the root cause. John considers all aspects of a matter facing his clients and crafts practical, long-term solutions that can withstand scrutiny. Particular areas of experience include multiemployer plan controversies; the Affordable Care Act; worker misclassification matters; and executive compensation arrangements involving both public and privately-held companies (including both disclosure-related matters and transactional matters).
John is ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation and regularly is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© (where he twice has been named “Lawyer of the Year” (2014 and 2015)).