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Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. Shareholder Lecia Johnson named 2016 ‘Women in the Law’ recipient by the Wisconsin Law Journal

June 23, 2016

MILWAUKEE (June 23, 2016) – Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is proud to announce that Shareholder Lecia Johnson is one of 26 female members of Wisconsin's legal community to be named a 2016 recipient of the Wisconsin Law Journal's elite Women in the Law award.

The Women in the Law award honors extraordinary women attorneys, judges and legal educators based on the following criteria:

  • Women attorneys who have achieved excellence in their respective fields and have influenced other women to pursue legal careers;
  • Candidates who have opened doors for women lawyers in a variety of job settings that historically were closed to women;
  • Those who have advanced opportunities for women within a practice area or segment of the profession; and
  • Those who have otherwise served their profession or community in a manner that has benefited the legal profession.

Johnson and the other Women in the Law recipients will be honored tonight at a celebratory event at the Pfister Hotel.

Johnson is a shareholder in Godfrey & Kahn's Tax & Employee Benefits Practice Group. She counsels both publicly traded and privately held companies, as well as executives, on compensation planning matters such as equity compensation arrangements, nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements, short-term and long-term incentive compensation programs and other similar arrangements. Johnson also advises companies on compensatory life insurance arrangements and severance agreements. She has assisted clients with domestic compensation arrangements, as well as foreign compensation arrangements, both as applied to U.S. persons working abroad and foreign persons working in the U.S. Johnson also assists clients with compensation matters that arise in mergers & acquisitions. In particular, she works with clients to assess the impact of parachute payments on both employees and employers.

With more than 180 lawyers, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is one of Wisconsin's leading business law firms. Founded in 1957, Godfrey & Kahn maintains offices in Milwaukee, Madison, Appleton, Green Bay and Waukesha, Wis.; and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit the firm's website at www.gklaw.com.

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