Dennis R. Johnson
Dennis is the Managing Member of Johnson & Krol. He has over twenty years of experience representing clients in the Taft-Hartley industry. Dennis became a partner of J&K at the age of 27 and by the age of 28 was the primary owner of the firm. He has substantial experience advising multiemployer benefit plans as to the design, implementation and operation of their retirement, health and training plans.
Dennis has been personally advising Taft-Hartley Boards of Trustees since 1996. He has significant experience handling all issues that Taft-Hartley Boards face. As a young attorney, he personally handled all aspects of the firm’s business. This left him with detailed experience in each facet of the business including: plan qualification, fiduciary liability, plan investments, plan mergers, plan funding, subrogation and reimbursement, COBRA, HIPAA and much more.
Dennis has served as a guest speaker for The International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans numerous times on topics such as, Merging Health Funds, DOL Proposed Conflict of Interest Rules, and Environmental, Social and Governance Investing, just to name a few.
Dennis has a strong passion for the Taft-Hartley industry, its people and the work. As the son of a union electrician he understands how hard members and their employers work to support these plans. This knowledge drives him to do everything he can to help his Boards of Trustees to efficiently and effectively provide benefits to their people.
B.S., Northern Illinois University
J.D., The John Marshall Law School
Illinois, Kentucky & Ohio
U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
U.S. Central District of Illinois
U.S. Northern District of Indiana
U.S. Southern District of Indiana
U.S. Southern District of Ohio
U.S. Western District of Kentucky
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois