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Veteran business advisor and attorney, David G. Johnson, Joins McDonald Hopkins Law Firm

Veteran business advisor and attorney, David G. Johnson, Joins McDonald Hopkins Law Firm 

    Cleveland, Ohio (October 13, 2011) – David G. Johnson, who retired in June after nearly 20 years with Ernst & Young, has joined McDonald Hopkins as Of Counsel at the business advisory and advocacy law firm. Johnson served in a variety of positions during his impressive career, most recently as US Service Line Leader of Ernst & Young’s Executive Compensation Advisory Services.

    Johnson is not new to McDonald Hopkins. He was a shareholder at the firm for 10 years and was head of the Employee Benefits and Compensation Practice. Johnson also served on the firm’s board of directors. “We are thrilled that David has chosen to return to McDonald Hopkins. He is a recognized thought leader in the business community locally and nationally,” said Carl J. Grassi, president of McDonald Hopkins. “His leadership and business skills further enhance the strength of our legal advisory teams.”

    Throughout his career, Johnson has worked with senior executives, boards of directors and management teams for domestic and global businesses on a wide range of complex business issues, from governance, risk management and compensation strategy, to financial, tax and accounting aspects of business transactions. 

    Johnson taught executive compensation for eight years at Case Western Reserve University School of Law’s LL.M program. Johnson also received his J.D. from Case Western Reserve. Throughout his 30 year career, Johnson published numerous articles and has lectured domestically and internationally on matters relating to executive compensation, governance, risk, tax, and accounting. He has served on a variety of civic boards throughout the years.

    In Johnson’s role as Senior Advisory Counsel, he looks forward to providing strategic business advisory services to the firm’s national client base.

About McDonald Hopkins LLC

     McDonald Hopkins has more than 130 attorneys in six offices—Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Miami, and West Palm Beach. The firm’s comprehensive legal services are provided by teams of specialized attorneys and professionals in areas such as business law, litigation, business restructuring and bankruptcy, estate planning, executive compensation, taxation, government affairs, healthcare, intellectual property, labor and employment, and mergers and acquisitions. Service and industry specialties are designed to meet the growing challenges that clients face in an increasingly competitive environment.

 For more information about McDonald Hopkins, visit www.mcdonaldhopkins.com.

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