Listed, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Nationally) in Chambers USA (2012)
Listed, Labor and Employment: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation in The U.S. Legal 500 (2012)
honors + affiliations
Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2011–2012)
Member, American Bar Association
Management Subcommittee Co-Chairman, Labor and Employment Law Section, Employee Benefits Committee
Member, Philadelphia Bar Association, Tax Section
Fellow, American College of Employee Benefits Counsel
Listed, The Best Lawyers In America (2005–2013)
Listed, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2004–2013)
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
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.
Mr. Dougherty was a partner with Morgan Lewis from 1990 to 2006, and left in 2006 to establish a benefits practice at another firm. Upon his return, he reassumed key roles in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice with respect to retirement plan issues. Mr. Dougherty is also directly involved in transactional work with the firm's Business & Finance Practice.
Before concentrating his practice in employee benefits, Mr. Dougherty practiced in the area of labor and employment law. Reflecting his labor relations background, a substantial portion of Mr. Dougherty's practice involves collectively bargained employee benefits. He represents a number of large- and medium-sized clients in both for-profit and tax-exempt industries.
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.