Wall Street Research Expert on Pension Plans

Mark Johnson, PhD., JD, serves as a Council Member consultant to the Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc., also known as GLG Research. He is ranked as a “GLG Scholar,” reflecting his performance in the top 20% of all GLC Council Members.

As a Council Member, Dr. Johnson consults with asset managers, corporations, investment banks, law firms, private equity and venture capital firms, as well as non-profit entities.

Pension-related topics that Dr. Johnson is able to address include:

  • Bankruptcy proceedings and pension plans
  • Collective bargaining agreements
  • Early retirement bridge programs
  • EEOC, NLRB and the National Mediation Board proceedings
  • ERISA appeals and litigation
  • Multi-employer pension plans
  • Multiple employer pension plans
  • Pension implications for mergers, acquisitions and spinoffs
  • Pension, 401(k) and group life and health program creation
  • Unfunded pension liabilities (municipal plans, teacher pensions, etc.)
  • Union negotiations regarding group life and health, disability, pension and 401(k) plans
  • Voluntary severance plans
  • Defense industry pensions


Dr. Johnson periodically participates in GLG teleconferences on pressing pension matters. When American Airlines filed for bankruptcy protection in late 2011, it launched a strategic reorganization that contemplated the prospect of asset sales and pension abandonment. Dr. Johnson served as a panel member on a GLG teleconference to address the many complex issues associated with the American Airlines bankruptcy.

Click on the link to view Dr. Mark Johnson’s profile on Gerson Lehrman Group.



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You can reach Dr. Johnson via email or by phone at 817-909-0778. He is available to confidentially discuss an ERISA or retiree medical matter.


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