Gary M. Ford originally joined Groom Law Group in 1981, after serving as ERISA Counsel to the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, where he had staff responsibility for the Multiemployer Pension Plan Amendments Act of 1980. Mr. Ford took leave from the firm in 1987 to serve as General Counsel to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation from 1987 to 1989. At the PBGC, Mr. Ford directed 64 lawyers and paralegals in federal court litigation and represented the agency in the development of the Pension Protection Act of 1987. He decided to return to Groom after his stint at PBGC and now serves as a Principal in the firm.
Mr. Ford practices before Congress, the federal agencies, the federal courts and arbitrators. He is a leading expert on issues relating to the treatment of employee benefit plans in bankruptcies, and he has represented both debtors and creditors in bankruptcy cases involving substantial benefit liabilities and assets. In addition, he represents a number of the nation's largest plan sponsors, service providers, multiemployer plans, and fiduciaries in a variety of areas, including litigation, planning, and advice.