Kevin P. O'Brien Esq.

Ivins, Phillips & Barker


Kevin P. O’Brien is a Partner in Ivins, Phillips & Barker’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice. His practice has concentrated in employee compensation and benefits for over 40 years. Kevin is widely known as a leader in a wide variety of subjects, including innovative defined benefit plan design, flexible benefits, ERISA fiduciary matters and executive compensation.


Before joining the firm, he worked in the Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration at the Labor Department soon after ERISA was enacted. He represents corporate clients before the Treasury Department, the Internal Revenue Service, the Labor Department, the Pension Benefits Guaranty Association, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Congress on a variety of employee benefit issues. He was one of the founders of the Employers Council on Flexible Compensation (ECFC) and served as an officer of ECFC for many years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University, cum laude, with distinction, and a Juris Doctor and Masters of Law from Georgetown University Law Center. He is a member of the District of Columbia and United States Tax Court bars.