Professor Johnson is the McGlinchey Stafford Professor of Law at Tulane University Law School, Associate Dean for Faculty Research, an affiliate of the Murphy Institute for Political Economy and the Gordon Gamm Faculty Scholar. Professor Johnson is nationally recognized as a leading scholar of financial risk management and corporate law. She has presented her research on systemic risk, risk management, cyber risk regulation, emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and distributed digital ledger technologies, in finance and macroprudential financial markets regulation throughout the United States and abroad. Professor Johnson is an elected member of the American Law Institute and an American Bar Association Fellow. She has been a Visiting Professor at the University of California-Irvine, University of Florida, University of Illinois, and Washington & Lee University Law Schools.
Professor Johnson served as Assistant General Counsel and Vice President at JP Morgan and an associate at Simpson, Thacher and Bartlett LLP’s New York and London offices where she 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. Professor Johnson clerked 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. Before law school she served as an analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Professor Johnson is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and received a B.S. in comparative economics, with honors, and the University of Michigan Law School, where she received a J.D. and served as a Notes Editor on the Michigan Law Review.