John McGowan has more than 30 years of Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and related employment, tax, healthcare and securities law experience, representing benefit plans (and plan-covered individuals), plan sponsors, plan fiduciaries and executives. 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 matters 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 for-profit and nonprofit organizations (including both disclosure-related and transactional matters).
John is regularly ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation and in The Best Lawyers in America© (in which he twice has been named "Lawyer of the Year" (2014 and 2015).