John R. Harney has been with O’Donoghue & O’Donoghue LLP since his graduation from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1989. Mr. Harney is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the bars of Maryland, New York, Virginia, and Wisconsin. He is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Districts of the District of Columbia, the District of Maryland, the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia and Wisconsin, the Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of New York. He is also a member of the bars of the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fourth and Fifth Circuits.
Mr. Harney represents several of the firm’s labor and employee benefit fund clients in ERISA litigation matters regarding multiemployer fund collection litigation, withdrawal liability, bankruptcy, and fiduciary matters. He also counsels clients on a range of issues related to employee benefit plan administration, including tax and ERISA compliance.
Mr. Harney is the former Union Co-Chair of the Employee Benefits Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law and a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. He was also a member of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans at the U.S. Department of Labor.
Mr. Harney is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and has a Master of Science degree in Industrial Relations from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.