Justin S. Coddington

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 has significant experience advising clients with respect to executive compensation and employee benefits matters. 

Justin's practice focuses primarily on advising clients on executive compensation, employee benefits and employment aspects of corporate transactions.  He has worked on hundreds of business transactions involving both public and private companies.  He has significant experience in all compensation and benefits aspects of corporate transactions, including negotiating letters of intent, negotiating and drafting transaction documents, due diligence, negotiating employment and retention agreements, advising on the treatment of long-term incentive awards, 280G, post-closing integration and representations and warranties insurance. 

Justin also regularly advises employers and executives in executive compensation and employee benefits matters.  He advises employers on the structuring, implementation and administration of cash and equity-based incentive plans and other nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements.  He represents employers and executives in the negotiation of employment agreements, separation agreements and other compensation arrangements. Justin also has significant experience in the design, implementation and administration of all types of employee benefit plans, including 401(k) plans, profit sharing plans, ESOPs, pension plans, cash balance plans and welfare benefit plans.

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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

Client work