Lynn A. Bowers
Lynn Bowers has over 20 years of experience representing multiemployer employee benefit plans and other tax-exempt organizations. Ms. Bowers’ work includes plan design, pension plan qualification issues, plan administration, PPA, ACA, and HIPAA issues. Ms. Bowers represents clients before the Department of Labor, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
In addition to counseling employee benefit plan clients on ERISA and Internal Revenue Code issues, Ms. Bowers has extensive experience in transactional work, including mergers of both health and welfare and pension plans and asset and liability transfers. For example, Ms. Bowers was involved in negotiating a significant merger of four underfunded pension plans, which included a major financial commitment by the dominant contributing employer to make the merged plan near fully funded. She has significant experience in advising financially troubled funds and has gained extensive experience in resolving the administrative and legal problems of such funds.
Ms. Bowers also has expertise in alternative investment strategies, including private equity and hedge fund investment transactions and related contracts. In recent years, Ms. Bowers has helped unions and employers to establish new types of defined benefit plans, including a defined benefit plan with a benefit that adjusts based on investment returns. She also has assisted unions in establishing benefit plans for their members that are not funded by employer contributions.
Ms. Bowers is a member of the American Bar Association Employee Benefits Committee and has presented seminars on employee benefits issues. Ms. Bowers received a bachelor’s degree in labor studies from Antioch University. She earned her law degree, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a member of the journal Law & Policy in International Business, received the ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Employment Law, and was elected to the Order of the Coif for highest scholastic achievement.
Ms. Bowers is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland, the United States District Courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia, a number of U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
District of Columbia
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., magna cum laude, 1994
Antioch University, 1990