Law Office of
Scot J. Johnston
Over 25 years of experience representing private and public companies, wealthy individuals and financial institutions: advising top management on all manner of legal and business issues, and planning, negotiating and executing acquisition, investment, commercial and other business transactions, many of them novel and highly complex.
Transactional work has included mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies, venture capital and other equity investments, aircraft leasing and financing, project financings, private placements, international transactions and sovereign debt trading.
Law Office of Scot J. Johnston, Seattle (September 2003 – present)
Dorsey & Whitney, Seattle (February 1999 – September 2003)
Partner. Seattle Office Technology Representative; Opinion Committee
Bogle & Gates, Seattle (August 1992 – February 1999)
Partner. Associate Review Committee; Technology Committee; Opinion Committee
Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York City (September 1984 – June 1992)
President (2004-06), Member of Board of Trustees (1998-2008), Treasurer, Chair of: Finance Committee, Strategic Planning and Policy Committee, Technology and Communications Committee and others
Member of Board of Directors (2006-2010), Governance Committee Chair
Harvard Law School, J.D. cum laude 1984
Chairman, Lincoln’s Inn Society.
Editor, Harvard Computer-Aided Legal Instruction Project
Yale University, B.A. magna cum laude with Distinction in the History Major 1981
Legislative Intern, Senator Lowell Weicker
Editor-in-Chief, The Yale Record, the nation’s oldest college humor magazine
Nominated for prize for best senior essay in History
Won prize for excellence in writing American Maritime History
Bellevue High School, Bellevue, Washington
Honors graduate, 1977
Member of New York Bar and Washington State Bar Association
Instructor and panel participant for continuing legal education seminars