Russell A. Gaudreau
Partner, Wagner Law Group, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., University of Massachusetts; J.D., Suffolk; LL.M., New York University
B.A., University of Massachusetts; J.D., cum laude, Suffolk University; LL.M. (Taxation), New York University. Professor Gaudreau is the former managing partner of Ropes & Gray's...Continue Reading
B.A., University of Massachusetts; J.D., cum laude, Suffolk University; LL.M. (Taxation), New York University. Professor Gaudreau is the former managing partner of Ropes & Gray's Washington office and had overall responsibility for coordinating Ropes & Gray's employee benefits practice. He is currently an employee benefits partner at the Wagner Law Group in Boston and Washington. He is a member of the Committee on Employee Benefits of the tax section of the American Bar Association, D.C. Employee Benefits Tax Study Group, Employee Benefits Committee of the D.C. Bar Association, Boston ERISA Group, a director and founder of the New England Employee Benefits Council, and a charter member of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel. Professor Gaudreau is a member of the faculty at Boston University School of Law's Graduate Tax Program, where he teaches a course on pension, profit-sharing and other deferred compensation arrangements. He is also a former member of the faculty of the American Law Institute of the American Bar Association and is a former member of the faculty at Bentley College. He has been a lecturer at numerous employee benefit seminars, including ALI-ABA, the New York University Tax Institute, the Boston University Tax Institute, the MCLE-NELI, PLI and NEEBC Programs on Employee Benefits and the Bentley College Tax Institute. Professor Gaudreau has published numerous articles on employee benefits and co-authored chapter 23 in Bender's Federal Tax Service, a multi-volume set on Federal Income Taxation, entitled "Tax-Sheltered Annuities, Church, Governmental, and Qualified Bond Purchase Plans." He has specialized in employee benefit law for over forty years. Professor Gaudreau was a law clerk to the Honorable Harold R. Tyler of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.