Richard Shea chairs Covington’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice. He is regarded as one of the nation’s leading thinkers on employee benefits law and policy. He specializes in guiding clients successfully through high-stakes legislative, rulemaking, litigation, audit, benefit design, and transactional challenges, typically involving hundreds of millions/billions of dollars.
Associate Benefits Tax Counsel, Treasury Department, 1989-91; Judicial Clerk, Hon. Carl McGowan, US Court of Appeals (DC Circuit), 1983-84.
University of Virginia School of Law, JD, 1983 (Executive Editor, Virginia Law Review); Fulbright Fellow, Universidad Católica del Perú, 1976-77; Amherst College, AB, magna cum laude, 1976.