Gary W. Howell - Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Gary W. Howell

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 312-902-5610

Gary Howell focuses his practice in ERISA fiduciary matters, tax-qualified retirement plans and ERISA litigation. A significant portion of Mr. Howell's practice involves advising plans and investment managers on compliance with ERISA in managing plan assets, and heworks closely with other members of the firm to counsel plans and institutional clients on matters that involve both ERISA and federal and state insurance, securities and banking law.

In ERISA litigation matters, Mr. Howell has represented fiduciaries, plans and plan sponsors in class actions and individual suits involving claims for breaches of fiduciary duty, ERISA statutory violations, and benefit claims. He has also written amicus briefs in two U.S. Supreme Court ERISA preemption cases. 

Mr. Howell has an active practice involving retirement plans of large and small clients,  employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs and ERISA "preemption" of state law in connection with state health care initiatives and managed care organizations.

Mr. Howell is an adjunct professor at the University of Iowa College of Law, teaching employee benefits law. He coauthored "Insurance Companies as Fiduciaries" in the first edition of ERISA Fiduciary Law, and wrote "Allocation and Delegation of Fiduciary Responsibilities," for the second edition of that book.

 He is admitted to practice in Illinois and New York and is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court bar.

The University of IowaBA 1972

Office Location

525 West Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60661-3693
United States

Practice Areas

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (Corporate Compliance, ERISA, ESOPS, Exempt Organizations, Fiduciary Responsibility, Investment Management, Litigation, Pension, Health and Welfare)
Litigation - ERISA