John R. Woodrum is a shareholder in the Washington, D.C. office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak and Stewart.  He advises clients in maintaining compliance with state and federal laws which govern employee rights and entitlements.

Mr. Woodrum has extensive experience representing employers in collective bargaining, and in federal court litigation defending claims brought by multi-employer pension and welfare plans, government agencies, and employees under ERISA and other employee benefit statutes, and labor contracts.  He routinely counsels and defends employers in disputes with employees, retirees and other claimants involving pension benefits, severance pay and health care benefits, including labor and benefits issues that arise in corporate transactions and bankruptcy.

Mr. Woodrum serves as a Trustee of the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation, and is a member of the California and District of Columbia bars.  He has litigated cases in numerous federal district and circuit courts, including the United States Supreme Court.  Mr. Woodrum received his B.A. from Harvard University (1969) and his J.D. from the University of Southern California (1974).