Matt Johnson’s practice focuses on all areas of complex civil litigation.  He has represented clients in a broad range of matters both across the United States and internationally.

Mr. Johnson’s recent representations include defending major financial institutions in litigation concerning the origination, sale, and securitization of home mortgage loans; representing companies in cases relating to the reporting and use of personal and commercial data; and representing a medical technology company in patent licensing litigation in Sweden.  Mr. Johnson also has extensive experience in all phases of products liability and mass torts, including representing a major pharmaceutical company at six multi-week jury trials in various federal and state courts in the Hormone Therapy litigation.

Additionally, Mr. Johnson has represented various clients in cases involving claims brought under the Lanham Act. In one such recent case, he and his team successfully defended against a claim of comparative false advertising while obtaining jury verdicts on trademark infringement, unfair competition, and false advertising counterclaims.

Mr. Johnson was born and raised near Chaska, Minnesota, and, after a year of study in Enköping, Sweden, and another year at the University of Seville in Spain, received his B.S., cum laude, from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in 1998. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was Executive Special Projects Editor, Georgetown Law Journal.

Before joining Williams & Connolly in 2004, Mr. Johnson was a law clerk to the Honorable David O. Carter of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. He has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in the 2013 edition of Washington D.C. Super Lawyers in the area of Civil Litigation Defense. Mr. Johnson is proficient in Swedish and Spanish.



Selected to Washington, D.C. “Rising Stars” list, Super Lawyers, 2013


Government Service

Law Clerk, Judge David O. Carter, United States District Court for the Central District of California, 2002-2003

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