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practice accolades

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Winner, Chambers USA “Awards for Excellence” for Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (2014)

Listed, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Nationally) in Chambers USA (2014)

Listed, Labor and Employment: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation in The Legal 500 United States (2014)

honors + affiliations

Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2011–2014)

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Philadelphia Bar Association, Tax Section

Fellow, American College of Employee Benefits Counsel

Listed, The Best Lawyers In America (2005–2015)

Listed, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2004–2014)

Selected for inclusion in the BTI Client Service All-Star Team (2005, 2008–2009) following client nomination

Listed, Madison Who's Who

Board of Senior Editors, BNA's Employee Benefits Law

bar admissions

  • Pennsylvania
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Brian J. Dougherty

1701 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2921
United States
Phone: +1.215.963.4812
Fax: +1.215.963.5001

Brian J. Dougherty is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice and is the co-leader of the practice's Plan Sponsor Task Force. Mr. Dougherty's practice involves all aspects of employee benefits and ERISA, including compliance, plan design and administration, litigation, and executive compensation, including equity compensation, nonqualified arrangements, and employment agreements. He represents a number of large- and medium-sized clients in both for-profit and tax-exempt industries.

Mr. Dougherty has been named to Chambers USA (2011–2014), Best Lawyers In America (2005–2015), and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2004–2014). He is also a Fellow in the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and on the Board of Senior Editors for BNA's Employee Benefits Law.

Mr. Dougherty earned his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1980 and his B.S., summa cum laude, from Bucknell University in 1977.

Mr. Dougherty is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania.


  • Harvard Law School, 1980, J.D.
  • Bucknell University, 1977, B.S.