Larry is a partner in our Employee Benefits and ERISA Litigation groups. His practice emphasizes ERISA and other aspects of employee benefits law, including tax and fiduciary matters. He also has experience successfully litigating complex ERISA preemption and standing issues.
Larry received his Master’s Degree with Honors (English) and his juris doctor from the University of Kansas, where he was Editor in Chief of the Kansas Law Review. He received the C.C. Stewart Award for graduating first in his class and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Order of the Coif.
Before joining Spencer Fane, Larry served as law clerk to the Honorable Deanell Reece Tacha, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, and as Lecturer in Law at the University of Kansas, where he taught Civil Procedure. Larry also worked for the Japanese Ministry of Education, serving in Miyazaki Prefecture, where he taught high school English. Before his legal career, Larry attended the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA, where he studied guitar performance.
Larry's recent lecture topics include in-plan Roth conversions, employee wellness programs, ERISA health-plan reimbursement actions, cafeteria plans, and the correction of retirement plan qualification failures under the IRS's Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System ("EPCRS").