Tom Dowling is a partner in the firm’s Employee Benefits Group. His practice focuses on the creation, ongoing administration and regulatory compliance of health and welfare benefit plans and retirement plans for public, private and tax-exempt organizations. He is the primary attorney responsible for advising the firm's clients on Affordable Care Act (ACA/Health Care Reform) implementation and compliance. He also advises employers on a broad range of employee benefit issues related to HIPAA compliance, fiduciary compliance and equity compensation arrangements. Tom has represented numerous clients in connection with IRS, HHS and DOL audits of employee benefit plans.
A recent client letter described Tom's unique skillset as follows: "Tom's daily interaction with the business community, combined with a thorough and efficient approach to practicing law, helps our organization achieve its vision." Another client has indicated that Tom has the ability to "turn a complex problem (in a complex practice area) into solutions clients can understand."
Tom is a regular presenter on Employee Benefit topics and authors the chapter on Employee Benefits in the Missouri Bar CLE publication. He is also involved in a number of civic and community leadership positions.