J. Paul Moorhead joined the firm as a partner in 2021. He concentrates his practice on employee benefits. He advises the Boards of Trustees of multi-employer trust funds which are responsible for complying with ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code and other Federal Statutes. Mr. Moorhead counsels multi-employer trust funds and their staff regarding the collection of fringe benefit contributions negotiated through collective bargaining agreements. He litigates collection actions in both federal and state courts, and has handled ensuing appeals. His article “Fiduciary Duties Created by Project Labor Agreements” is published in Benefits Magazine by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. Mr. Moorhead also represents employee-benefit funds with regard to participant appeals and denial of benefits, and litigation brought by those whose claims for benefits have been denied. He has experience arbitrating and litigating withdrawal liability claims on behalf of pension funds. Mr. Moorhead also advises Boards of Trustees in regulatory audits and investigations conducted by the Department of Labor.
Mr. Moorhead graduated from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law where he was an editor of the Interdisciplinary Law Journal. He graduated from Pacific Union College. During law school, Mr. Moorhead served on the executive board of USC’s Public Interest Law Foundation.
Mr. Moorhead is a member of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and has been selected as a Southern California Rising Star.