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Heather J. Reynolds Johnson
Heather J. Reynolds Johnson
Senior Associate — Executive Compensation & Benefits
Senior Associate — Executive Compensation & Benefits

Heather J. Reynolds Johnson

Heather J. Reynolds Johnson

Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3900
Dallas, TX 75201

Heather J. Reynolds Johnson

Heather’s practice focuses on qualified retirement and welfare plans. She has experience in designing and implementing such plans, and in handling tax filings for them, including the submission of determination letters, voluntary compliance, and voluntary fiduciary correction applications.

Heather advises clients with regard to fiduciary issues and compliance under COBRA, HIPAA, and the ACA. She also designs and implements deferred compensation arrangements and nonqualified retirement plans, and advises clients regarding corporate governance issues that impact their employee benefit plans. The following is a list of representative matters in which Heather has assisted.

Experience Highlights

  • Spredfast, a leading provider of social media management software and solutions, in the merger with Lithium Technologies via its private equity sponsor, Vista Equity Partners 

  • A publicly traded multinational manufacturer and marketer of chemical products with defined contribution and defined benefit plan issues arising in a spin-off

  • A publicly traded multinational petroleum and natural gas exploration and production company in all aspects of administration of its defined contribution and defined benefit plans, including fiduciary training 

  • A publicly traded professional investment management and financial planning service company in freezing a defined benefit plan 

  • A publicly traded E&P company in day-to-day counseling related to its 401(k) plan 

  • A publicly traded E&P company with voluntary filings under both the IRS Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System and the DOL Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program 


  • Texas Tech School of Law, J.D. magna cum laude, 2003 (Articles Editor, Texas Tech Law Review; Board of Barristers; Phi Alpha Delta)
  • The University of Texas at Tyler, B.B.A., Accounting summa cum laude, 1999 (Beta Gamma Sigma; Alpha Chi)
  • Judicial clerk to The Honorable Ann Crawford McClure, Eighth District Court of Appeals, 2003–2005
  • Member: SouthWest Benefits Association, Dallas Bar Association Employee Benefits/Executive Compensation Section Committee, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Texas; New Mexico; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit