Varnum is pleased to announce that Charles Russman has joined the firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice. He is based in the Ann Arbor office.
Russman is an experienced attorney whose practice is focused on employee benefits, executive compensation, tax and data privacy matters. He helps clients design and implement benefits plans including wrap plans, cafeteria plans, health and welfare plans, 401(k)s, pension plans, 457 plans and 403 (b) plans, and provides guidance and counsel on employer fiduciary matters. He regularly assists employers with income tax withholding and unemployment tax questions. Russman also provides counsel and expertise to financial institutions and other businesses regarding IRAs, Health Savings Accounts and Educational Savings Accounts.
With a strong background in data privacy matters, Russman counsels clients on policies and procedures, assistance with regulatory compliance, risk assessment and data breach prevention and response. He is an IAPP-certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US and CIPP/E) and certified information program manager (CIPM).
Russman is a writer and speaker on a variety of workplace matters including employee benefits, executive compensation, withholding, unemployment and data privacy issues.
Russman is a graduate of Wayne State University Law School and earned an LL.M. in Taxation and Employee Benefits Certificate with distinction from Georgetown University Law Center. He received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University.