The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

John Ferreira

Work 412 560 3350
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Work Department

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation


John G. Ferreira is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice. Mr. Ferreira's practice involves every aspect of employee benefits, executive and equity compensation, and related areas. In addition to advice and counseling concerning compliance with ERISA, tax, securities, and labor laws, his practice includes support in litigation and transactional matters and collective bargaining, as well as representation of clients before the federal agencies responsible for regulation of employee benefit plans and programs, including the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor's Employee Benefit Security Administration, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. Mr. Ferreira also provides advice to vendors of services to employee benefit plans concerning compliance with the reporting, fiduciary responsibility, and prohibited transaction requirements of Title I of ERISA. For more information, view Mr. Ferreira's biography at


Member, Allegheny County Bar Association


Hofstra University School of Law, 1983, J.D.; Western New England College, 1980, B.A.

United States: Labor and employment

Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design

Within: Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP fields ‘a highly responsive and knowledgeable’ 75-lawyer team across 11 offices nationwide, providing ‘outstanding’ advice on the entire scope of employee benefits and executive compensation matters. The ‘extraordinarily knowledgeableCraig Bitman heads the practice from the New York office, where he advises a client roster of public businesses, trusts and individuals on qualified and non-qualified deferred compensation plans, health and welfare benefit plans, equity compensation agreements and fiduciary compliance issues. Washington DC-based Althea Day is noted as ‘a very experienced and responsive’ professional, having advised a roster of Fortune 100 companies, tax-exempt organizations and governmental employers. Deputy practice leader Amy Pocino Kelly, John Ferreira and Matthew Hawes are names to note in the Pittsburgh office, and Lisa Barton leads the team in Massachusetts. Chicago-based Lindsay Goodman was also praised by one client as ‘an extremely intelligent’ associate. Standout clients for the team include Honeywell International, Toyota, Exela Technologies and Talen Energy.

[back to top]

Back to index

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to