Yana S. Johnson is a Principal in the San Francisco, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She has almost 20 years of experience helping clients with employee benefits and executive compensation issues.
Ms. Johnson advises clients with regard to operational, administrative and fiduciary issues which arise under ERISA plans, Internal Revenue Code Sections 280G and 409A, managing plan audits and the resolution of plan compliance issues through both the IRS's and Department of Labor's correction programs, and the design and implementation of equity awards and executive compensation. She has extensive experience with corporate transactions, including domestic and international, public and private mergers, acquisitions, financings, asset dispositions and spin-offs, as well as handling employee benefits issues for debtors undergoing bankruptcy proceedings.
During law school, Ms. Johnson was an articles editor for the Hastings Law Journal and a member of the Order of the Coif and the Thurston Society. She also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Thelton E. Henderson, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Her undergraduate degree is in Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she volunteered for Friends Outside and was a teaching assistant for Intermediate Macroeconomics. She also participated in the education abroad program at the University of Essex, England.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Yana S. Johnson