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Kristen M.J. Johnson

Phone: 863-875-6950
Fax: 863-875-6955

Kristen Johnson handles a full range of litigation, arbitration, appeals, and government investigations, with a focus on transportation and business law. Ms. Johnson’s practice originated at a major Washington DC law firm, where she represented large corporate interests, sovereign governments, and high-stakes individual matters. Ms. Johnson also practiced in Doha, Qatar, where she advised on domestic and international disputes, construction claims, risk prevention, data protection, and corporate investigations. Her appellate work includes submissions before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First and Fourth Circuits.

Ms. Johnson directly advises clients on case and witness preparation, investigations response and compliance programs, and critical strategy. She manages legal teams, streamlines budgets, and oversees deadlines. She is experienced as lead attorney at trials, hearings, depositions, and settlement negotiations. Her knowledge of international affairs is further bolstered by her U.S. Fulbright Fellowship to Japan, where she focused on labor and civil rights issues.

District of Columbia (inactive)

U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

American University, Washington College of Law (J.D., 2007)
  • Top 5% of graduating class, Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif
  • Administrative Law Review (ABA Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice Section, 2005-2007)
American University, School of International Service (M.A., International Relations: International Politics, 2007)
  • magna cum laude
Fulbright Fellowship, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan (2002-2003)

Michigan State University, Honors College (B.A. 2002)
  • magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Regional Director, MENA, International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum (2014-2016)
  • Practice Notes Editor, Qatar University College of Law International Law Review (2014-2016)
  • Speaker, International Arbitration Conference on Energy Disputes, Doha Qatar (February 3, 2016)
  • Contributor, World Bank Group Doing Business Series, Qatar (2014-2015)
  • Contributor, Global Arbitration Review Investment Treaty Arbitration Know-How, Qatar (2015)
  • Client Alert: Qatar: Cybercrime Law Now in Effect (Nov. 2014)
  • Client Alert: Qatar’s New Cybercrime Law (Sept. 2014)
  • Co-author, International Litigation Client Alert, Kiobel: Major U.S. Jurisdictional Limitation for Overseas Actions (April 2013)
  • Panelist, “Forget the iPad, A Washington, DC Lawyer Is The New Must-Have: A Primer on Washington Lawyers and Why No One Outside the Beltway Can Afford To Be Without,” ABA Section of International Law 2011 Spring Meeting, Washington, DC (April 6, 2011)
  • Co-author, “Guiding Foreign Governments Through the Complex Intersection of Business, Law, and Foreign Policy: The Rising Importance of Washington Counsel,” Business Law Brief American University Washington College of Law (Spring/Summer 2010)
  • Author, “Fearing the United States: Rethinking Mandatory Detention of Asylum Seekers,” Administrative Law Review (Fall 2007); also presented at the Administrative Law Review annual symposium (March 2007)
  • Author and Presenter, “Internet-related Employment Opportunities and Challenges for Women in Japan,” Ethicomp 2004, Syros, Greece (April 2004)
  • Co-author, “New Methods for Studying Global Teams: Towards a Multi-Faceted Approach,” published at the 34th Hawaii International Conference for Systems Sciences, Maui, HI (January 2001)