J. Rob Fowler

Rob Fowler practices primarily in the area of employee benefits. He has broad experience in the design and implementation of employee benefit plans, including multiemployer plans and related tax-qualification requirements, reporting and disclosure matters, prohibited transaction issues and other fiduciary concerns.

Additionally, Mr. Fowler advises clients regarding employee stock ownership (ESOP) transactions, and regularly advises clients regarding the employee benefits aspects of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures and regarding the integration of plans and arrangements following a transaction. He has extensive experience in the negotiation and drafting of employment and consulting agreements, restrictive covenants, clawback arrangements, golden parachute arrangements and other executive compensation and incentive programs, including the various forms of equity compensation arrangements and regularly advises clients on issues under Sections 409A and 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code. He has helped design and implement compensation and benefits arrangements for numerous master limited partnerships (MLPs). He also handles filings with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service and has been involved in several ERISA litigation matters.

Following graduation from law school, Mr. Fowler served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edith Jones of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Asset Management Transactions, 2) Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, 3) Institutional Investor Representation, 4) Pension, 5) Benefits & ERISA Litigation and 6) Tax Practice
Law School Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1996
Education Texas A&M University, B.S.,1993
Bar Member / Association Texas State Bar Associations, American State Bar Associations, Houston State Bar Associations
Most recent firm Baker Botts LLP
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