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  • B.S.B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1981
  • J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1985, with high honors; Order of the Coif; Research Editor, University of North Carolina Law Review
  • Georgia, 2019
  • North Carolina, 1985
100 North Tryon Street
Suite 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202-4003

Daniel (Danny) L. Johnson, Jr.

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Head of MVA’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice, Danny Johnson represents large and mid-size businesses and professional service firms regarding ERISA and other laws that apply to employee benefit plans and compensation arrangements.

He regularly advises clients on the design, implementation and administration of retirement plans, welfare benefit plans and cash and equity-based incentive compensation plans and agreements.

Johnson also helps his diverse clients with administrative proceedings, investigations and audits by the Internal Revenue Service, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation and the United States Department of Labor.

Further, he possesses extensive experience in employee benefit, executive employment and golden parachute severance issues that arise in merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance transactions.

Of Note

  • Chambers USA - North Carolina, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America, Charlotte Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law "Lawyer of the Year", 2021
  • Best Lawyers in America, Charlotte Litigation - ERISA "Lawyer of the Year", 2017, 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America, Litigation-ERISA, 2015-2020; Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, 2016-2021
  • International Law Office and Lexology, Client Choice Awards 2013 recipient for Employment & Labor in North Carolina
  • Former Member, Board of Advisors, University of North Carolina Tax Institute
  • Previously employed in the tax department of the Charlotte office of KPMG LLP (then known as Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co.)


Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • The ESOP Association