Russ Johnson’s practice is focused on employee benefits, including compliance with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and the Internal Revenue Code. Russ assists employers with design, documentation and administration of qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, various health and welfare plans, and executive compensation programs. He also assists with review of employee benefit plans in the context of complex corporate transactions.
Russ’s practice covers a range of employee benefit matters to match an array of client needs. His experience includes areas such as plan failure resolution under the IRS Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System, required IRS filings, navigation of multi-employer plan withdrawal liability, and administration and design of SIMPLE IRAs and employee leave-sharing programs.
Russ is a contributor to Snell & Wilmer’s SW Benefits Blog, which offers analysis and commentary on employee benefits and executive compensation matters.
University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2018)
Order of the Coif
Articles Editor, Arizona Law Review
Chief Justice, GPSC & ASUA Supreme Court
Sports & Entertainment Law Society
University of Colorado, Leeds School of Business (B.S., Business Administration, Marketing Emphasis, 2013)
Business of Sports Program
Sigma Nu Fraternity, Gamma Kappa Chapter (2010-2013)
Western Pension and Benefits Council, Phoenix Chapter (2018-present)
State Bar of Arizona (2018-present)
State Bar of Arizona, Tax Law Section Outstanding Tax Student (2018)