Dan Hogans advises clients on a wide range of employee benefits and executive compensation matters, including the implementation and operation of executive deferred compensation and supplemental retirement plans, equity compensation plans and arrangements, Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), ERISA related issues and qualified retirement plans and programs.  Dan has comprehensive experience advising clients on compensation-related income and employment tax issues, including under IRC Sections 409A, 83, 162(m) and 280G (golden parachutes).

From 2003 to 2007, Dan was an Attorney Adviser in the Office of Benefits Tax Counsel at the Department of the Treasury. In that role, he served as an adviser to senior officials and congressional staff on employee benefits and executive compensation matters. Dan also served as the leading Treasury Department representative on the development of regulations under IRC Section 409A, and was involved in the development of regulations and other guidance affecting ESOPs generally, and S Corporation ESOPs in particular.

Dan is a frequent speaker on employee benefits matters at national conferences and is frequently quoted in national publications. 

Honors & Distinctions
  • Listed, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (2010-2022)
  • Lawyer of the Year, The Best Lawyers in America, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law – Washington, D.C. (2017)
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (2012-2023)
  • Listed, Super Lawyers, Employee Benefits (2014-2016, 2018-2020)
  • Listed, The Legal 500 US, Employee Health and Retirement Plans (2017)
  • Member, BNA Compensation Planning Advisory Board
  • Member, Practical Law Company Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Advisory Board