Justin S. Coddington

Senior Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

United States
T:+1 713 651 8204
United States
T:+1 713 651 8204
Justin S. Coddington

Justin S. Coddington


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Justin Coddington joined the Houston location in 2008. As a senior counsel, Justin's practice focuses primarily on employee benefits, ERISA and related tax matters. Justin has experience in the design, implementation and administration of defined contribution and defined benefit plans, executive compensation arrangements, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, equity-based compensation plans and welfare benefit plans. He has experience with the resolution of compliance disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor.

Justin represents both employers and executives in connection with matters relating to the drafting of employment agreements, severance programs and other compensation arrangements, including compliance with Section 409A. He has experience with the employee benefits and compensation aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

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LL.M, Taxation, New York University School of Law, 2008
JD, magna cum laude, South Texas College of Law, 2005
BA, Political science, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2001

During law school, Justin was the Assistant Managing Editor of the South Texas Law Review. He was also awarded the Fred A. Lang Memorial Award for Best Article on Real Property and was admitted to Order of the Lytae.

Justin was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2005. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern and Northern Districts of Texas.

  • Texas State Bar
  • Texas Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2018
  • Co Author, "FBAR Reporting for Pension Plans and Welfare Benefit Plans", Fulbright Briefing, May 20, 2011
  • Co Author, "Section 409A Revisited: Severance Plans and Other Deferred Compensation Programs With Release Agreement Conditions May Need to Be 'Fixed'", Fulbright Alert, April 21, 2011
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Southwest Benefits Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association