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Kristin Johnson

Kristin Johnson

McGlinchey Stafford Professor of Law
B.S. Georgetown University, J.D. University of Michigan Law School

E-mail: kjohnson9@tulane.edu
Office: Weinmann Hall, Room 359-C

Professor Johnson joined Tulane’s faculty in the fall of 2018 as the McGlinchey Stafford Professor of Law. Professor Johnson previously served as a tenured Professor at Seton Hall University Law School and a Visiting Professor at the University of California (Irvine), University of Illinois, the University of Florida and Washington and Lee University Law Schools.

Professor Johnson is an elected member of the American Law Institute and an American Bar Association Fellow. She has authored research on emerging technologies in finance (including the development of blockchain technology and virtual currencies), systemic risk, risk management, cyber risk regulation and financial markets regulation throughout the United States and abroad. Her scholarship appears in nationally recognized law journals including the University of Michigan Law Review, the University of California (Irvine) Law Review, Washington and Lee Law Review, the University of Illinois Law Review, the University of Washington Law Review, the University of Colorado Law Review, and Southern Methodist University Law Review. She teaches business law courses including Business Enterprises, Securities Regulation, The Law of Governance, Compliance and Risk Management, Corporations, Accounting for Lawyers, Financial Concepts for Lawyers and a seminar examining the intersection of corporate governance and the regulation of financial markets.

Professor Johnson serves on the boards of the Journal of International Economic Law (Oxford University Press) and the National Business Law Scholars Conference. She served on the Planning Committee of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Mid-Year Corporate Law Workshop and as Chair of the AALS Minority Groups Section. She has also served on the Executive Committee of the AALS Business Associations and the AALS Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services Sections.

As a transactional lawyer in private practice in New York and London, Professor Johnson represented issuers and underwriters in domestic and international debt and equity offerings, lenders and borrowers in banking and credit matters, and private equity firms and publicly traded companies in mergers and acquisitions. Prior to law school, she was an analyst for a large investment bank. After her time in private practice, she returned as Vice President and Associate General Counsel returned to a large investment bank Professor Johnson served as a law clerk for the Honorable Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr., then of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, elevated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Professor Johnson received a B.S. in comparative political economy from Georgetown University, with honors, and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where she served as Notes Editor of the Michigan Law Review and received the Clara Belfield and Henry Bates International Research Fellowship.



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