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Christopher B. Lowther
Associate
Washington +1 202 662 5723 clowther@cov.com Download V-card

Chris Lowther is an associate in the firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice group. His practice covers tax-qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, equity compensation, executive compensation and individual retirement arrangements. He has advised on litigations, government investigations and corporate transactions.

  • Assisted client with PBGC inquiry under the Early Warning Program.
  • Advised client regarding compliance with funding-based limitations on its defined benefit plan.
  • Prepared filing in connection with reportable event notice.
  • Provided employee benefits and executive compensation advice in connection with mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.
  • Prepared submission on behalf of client under the IRS Voluntary Correction Program.
  • Assisted client in reviewing its health and welfare plan documents and summary plan descriptions for compliance with Title I of ERISA.

Pro Bono

  • Counseled nonprofit client concerning compliance issues under its Section 403(b) plan.
  • Argued criminal appeal before the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Assisted nonprofit client with the creation of employee handbook and offer letters.
  • Advised nonprofit client regarding compliance with DC wage reporting laws.