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Kurt L.P. Lawson, Esq.

Attorney at Hogan Lovells US LLP
Washington, District Of Columbia
Kurt Lawson is a Partner with the law firm of Hogan Lovells US LLP, in Washington, D.C.. He primarily represents employers on all aspects of employment taxes and pension, health, fringe and other benefits. He was listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers in Washington, D.C. since 2007. He is ranked in Chambers USA since 2010.
He also tackles issues that have drawn attention only recently, such as executive compensation in partnerships and LLCs; alternative investments by pension plans and IRAs; special health reform issues involving employers, insurance companies, religious institutions, and universities; employee classification issues for tax, minimum wage, and other purposes; and funding relief for multiple-employer plans.
Kurt is a Member of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and a writer and speaker on tax and employee benefits matters and former adjunct professor at the Georgetown Law Center.
Kurt is the ABA Tax Section council director and former chair of Employee Benefits Committee. He also serves on the board of directors of American College of Employee Benefits Counsel.

About Me

What is your area of expertise?
I work with employers, insurance companies, banks, PE funds, and individuals on a wide range of benefits matters, including cash balance and other tax-qualified plans, 403(b) and other plans for tax-exempt employers, health reform and other welfare plan challenges, executive compensation, and fiduciary and prohibited transaction issues.
What is the focus of your practice?
I focus on new and complex benefits issues, often involving multiple overlapping statutes or jurisdictions. My Practices include: employment, executive compensation, employee benefits, health law, investment funds, pensions, private equity, and tax.


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Association Position
American Bar Association Council Director Tax Section
American College of Employee Benefits Counsel Board of Directors


School Degree Graduation Year
Yale University B.A. Degree, History 1982
Yale University M.A. Degree, Economics 1982
University of Virginia School of Law J.D. Degree 1985

Contact Information

Hogan Lovells US LLP

555 13th St NW
Washington, DC 20004