Philip L. Mowery joined the Chicago office of Vedder Price in the Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits group in 1988 and became a Shareholder in 1995. He counsels a variety of corporations in the manufacturing and service industries on all aspects of employee benefits law, including the design, tax qualification, legal compliance, interpretation and communication of retirement plans and welfare benefit plans. He also counsels employers and executives in the negotiation and implementation of executive compensation agreements and programs.

Mr. Mowery is a member of the American Bar Association and is a frequent speaker before legal and other professional organizations. Mr. Mowery was selected for inclusion in 2006, and from 2009 to 2016, in Illinois Super Lawyers. In addition, he received a “BV Distinguished” Peer Rating in Martindale-Hubbell.

Legal 500 recognized Mr. Mowery in the Labor and Employment—Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation category. Additionally, he was selected by his peers from 2013 to 2016 as a Leading Lawyer in Employee Benefits.

Recent Publications

 Co-author, “Plan Fiduciaries and Final Guidance on Disclosure of Fee Information”
Employee Benefits Briefing, February 2012

Co-author, “Department of Labor Interim Guidance on Electronic Disclosure of Fee Information”
Employee Benefits Briefing, September 29, 2011

Co-author, “Medical Plan Summary of Benefits and Coverage: The Forthcoming  Mini-SPD”
Employee Benefits Briefing, August 31, 2011

Co-author, “Preventive Services for Women: New HHS Guidance”
Employee Benefits Briefing, August 5, 2011

Co-author, “Reporting the Cost of Health Care Coverage: More for the W-2”
Employee Benefits Briefing, April 19, 2011

Co-author, “Roth Conversions Inside Savings Plans: Option Now Available”
Employee Benefits Briefing, September 30, 2010

Co-author, “Health Care Dependent Coverage Regulations Issued”
Employee Benefits Briefing, May 21, 2010

Co-author, “Retiree Reinsurance Regulations Issued: Program Effective June 1, 2010”
Employee Benefits Briefing, May 12, 2010

Co-author, “IRS Issues Guidance on Tax Treatment of Health Care Coverage for Adult Children under Age 27”
Employee Benefits Briefing, April 30, 2010

Co-author, “New Stopgap Extension of COBRA Subsidies—Further Extension Pending”
Employee Benefits Briefing, April 19, 2010

Co-author, “Health Care Reform Enacted: Reconciliation Continues”
Employee Benefits Briefing, March 23, 2010

Co-author, “Health Care Reform Enacted . . . Now the Learning Curve Begins”
The Illinois Manufacturer, Spring 2010

Co-author, “The Senate’s Turn at Shaping Health Care Reform— Reconciliation Awaits”
Employee Benefits Briefing, January 2010

Co-author, “Health Care Reform Passed by the U.S. House of Representatives—Future  Unknown”
Employee Benefits Briefing, November 2009

Client Services

Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits


University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1988

University of Chicago, A.B., 1985

Bar Admissions

Illinois, 1988

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1989

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1989

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1991


Member, American Bar Association

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