Robert K. Johnson

Los Angeles, CA

Robert Johnson has been a partner in the law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson since 1970. He also has worked for the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division as a Special Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General and as an associate for Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. Mr. Johnson is a graduate of Harvard College (1961) and Stanford Law School (1964), where he served as an officer of the Stanford Law Review. He was born in New York, New York in 1939. Mr. Johnson specializes in tax, executive compensation and employee benefits law. During his career, he has been a principal tax counsel in a wide variety of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs and securities offerings. Mr. Johnson has also regularly represented a variety of companies, management consultants and executives in connection with employment agreements, executive compensation plans, stock and stock option plans, ERISA matters and golden parachute issues. Mr. Johnson is an active member of the American, California and Los Angeles County Bar Associations. He is a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and previously served as Chair of its Taxation Section and Chair of its Employee Benefits Committee and was the 1999 recipient of its Dana Latham Memorial Award. He also served as Chair of the Taxation Section of the State Bar of California and was the 1997 recipient of its V. Judson Klein Award. He is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and is currently listed in The Best Lawyers in America under Employee Benefits Law and Tax Law.

Education: Stanford Law School (LL.B., 1964); Order of the Coif; Note Editor, Stanford Law Review, 1963-64; Harvard University (A.B., 1961).