Michele Johnson

Michele Johnson

Global Chair Litigation & Trial, Latham & Watkins

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WHY: Leading California litigator; has also served firmwide executive committee and was OC managing partner.

RECENT: Named to lead worldwide department, late 2019. With Judith Hasko, Latham global chair, life sciences, named among top women lawyers in state, 2019.

NOTABLE: Helped defend Allergan against hostile takeover by Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square investment group. Committed pro bono provider, Public Law Center work; bachelor’s, ASU; J.D. from Georgetown.

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