Edward D. Johnson

Partner at Mayer Brown LLP

Edward D. Johnson

Edward D. Johnson

Partner at Mayer Brown LLP

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Edward D. (Ward) Johnson is a litigator who represents clients in complex commercial litigation, antitrust, intellectual property, data privacy and trade secret disputes as well as in large scale consumer class actions. Ward, who serves as partner-in-charge for the firm's Palo Alto office, has successfully handled jury and bench trials, and argued appeals, ranging from high stakes commercial litigation to libel and criminal cases.

Ward "has finely honed trial expertise as a result of his exposure to complex commercial, IP and antitrust cases.'‘He is the consummate IP professional. His strategic skills when looking at the battle landscape are exceptional, and he brings creativity and out-of-the-box thinking to the table.'" IAM 1000 (2016).

Ward has "a great understanding of the business realities we face," and is "very good at identifying obstacles and solutions." Chambers USA2014. "He is a very smart guy and a tough opponent." Chambers USA 2015. Described as a “strategic thinker,” he is praised for his ability to “think creatively and make outside-the-box arguments.” Chambers USA 2016.

Ward regularly serves as lead counsel in class actions involving technology and privacy issues. He is frequently consulted where antitrust and technology issues converge, acting as lead counsel for license programs holding essential patents relating to a technology standard and obligations to license on FRAND terms. H e has served as lead counsel in dozens of patent actions defending the intellectual property of major technology innovators.

He also has provided antitrust advice in obtaining merger clearance from US federal, state and European regulators for major transactions in the mass media, oil, pharmaceutical and retail industries (e.g., Universal/PolyGram, Sony/Cineplex Odeon, BJ Services/Western, BJ Services/Nowsco, American Home Products/American Cynamid, Stop & Shop/Royal Ahold and Food 4 Less/Ralphs).

Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Ward served as Deputy Solicitor General of New York State; and as Law Clerk to the Honorable John D. Butzner, Jr., US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

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Edward D. Johnson
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Mayer Brown LLP provides legal services in areas of banking and finance; corporate and securities; litigation and dispute resolution; antitrust and competition; U.S. Supreme Court and appellate matters; employment and benefits; environmental; financial services regulatory and enforcement; government and global trade; intellectual property; real estate; tax; restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency; and wealth management. The company was founded in 1881 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Political Donations
$1,000
2014

Representative from District 62 at California State Assembly

$500
2011

Former Representative from Connecticut's 5th Congressional District

$2,500
2011

Former President of United States

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the California Bar
Admitted to the New York Bar
Court Admission: U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
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