Chief Counsel, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., Boston University; J.D., George Washington
B.A., cum laude, Boston University; J.D., George Washington. Professor Goldowitz is Chief Counsel of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, where his work focuses on ERISA,...Continue Reading
B.A., cum laude, Boston University; J.D., George Washington. Professor Goldowitz is Chief Counsel of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, where his work focuses on ERISA, bankruptcy, and litigation. He also served as Deputy General Counsel of the United Mine Workers Health and Retirement Funds. Professor Goldowitz has been on the brief in such cases as Beck v. PACE Int'l Union, U.S. 2008 (distinguishing plan merger from plan termination), Raleigh v. Illinois Dept. of Revenue, U.S. 2000 (establishing choice of law principles in bankruptcy), and Concrete Pipe v. Construction Laborers Pension Trust, U.S. 1993 (upholding MPPAA against constitutional challenge), and has argued several precedential cases in the courts of appeals under MPPAA. Publications include an article on the controlled group rule as it relates to withdrawal liability in the West Virginia Law Review, articles on choice of law in bankruptcy in the Norton Bankruptcy Advisor and American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, and a chapter on withdrawal liability in J. Zanglein & S. Stabile, ERISA Litigation (BNA 3d Ed. 2008). He has spoken at numerous educational conferences, including the Sixth Circuit Judical Conference, the University of Texas Bankruptcy Symposium, and the Norton Bankruptcy Institutes, and meetings of the Turnaround Management Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. Professor Goldowitz is a Fellow in the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel. He has been a member of the Georgetown Law adjunct faculty since 1991.