• District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. District Court - District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court - Maryland
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


  • American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association


  • Georgetown University Law Center, JD
  • Denison University, BA, cum laude
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Jeffrey M. Johnson


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Jeffrey Johnson has more than 30 years of experience as a first-chair trial attorney. His initial first-chair trial experience was as a third-year associate in 1983, when he successfully defended an alleged assassin against the extradition demands of the governments of Argentina and the United States. Since then, he has had the opportunity to try dozens of cases in substantively diverse areas of the law, handling and trying through verdict intellectual property cases, antitrust cases, insurance coverage disputes, professional liability issues, internal corporate and partnership disputes, and commercial fraud, construction, energy, environmental, and banking matters. He has also been heavily involved in numerous internal corporate investigations and in defending clients against government investigations by various federal agencies and inspectors general.

Mr. Johnson’s trial practice has been exceptionally diverse, including notable cases involving CERLCA claims, patent infringement charges, monopolization and price-fixing under Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act, shareholder disputes, trade secret matters, and insurance coverage actions on behalf of corporate policyholders. In his most recent trial success, Mr. Johnson recovered $400 million for his clients in a Section 1 price-fixing antitrust action.

In addition to his extensive trial experience, Mr. Johnson has been involved in numerous investigations, both for internal corporate use and in defending charges brought by various federal agencies and inspectors general involving alleged government contract fraud.

While in law school, Mr. Johnson served as an editor of the Georgetown Law Review. He has lectured and is published in the areas of intellectual property litigation and trial practice.


Mr. Johnson served for several years as a director of the Council for Court Excellence in Washington, D.C. He is a former barrister of the Charles Fahy American Inn of Court and master of the Giles Sutherland Rich American Inn of Court. He is currently a member of the Barristers, an invitation-only association of outstanding trial lawyers and judges in Washington. He is also a member of the Antitrust and Litigation Sections of the American Bar Association and the District of Columbia Bar Association.


  • 2015 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll

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