Corey Russell advises clients on complex employee benefits and executive compensation aspects of corporate acquisitions, dispositions, mergers, and executive transitions.
Corey frequently drafts employment, consulting, severance, sale bonus, and retention agreements, as well equity and incentive compensation arrangements. He counsels clients regarding the administration and compliance of employee benefit plans, programs, and arrangements with the Internal Revenue Code and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Corey also assists clients regarding institutional investment and ERISA fiduciary matters, including with respect to the "plan asset" rules and venture capital operating company (VCOC) structuring. In addition, he drafts and reviews documents related to the golden parachute payment tax implications of executive compensation arrangements in private company transactions.
Corey maintains an active pro bono practice, representing women and children seeking asylum and veterans through the Firm's veterans initiative (VetLex).
- The University of Chicago (J.D. 2020); Wartburg College (B.A. in Philosophy magna cum laude 2014; Outstanding Senior in Philosophy)