Erin Johnston is a litigation partner in the Washington D.C. office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Ms. Johnston has represented several Fortune 500 companies and household names, helping them resolve complex business disputes in state and federal courts across the country. She has successfully handled products liability actions, contract disputes, class actions, securities and accounting fraud cases, antitrust matters, bankruptcy-related disputes, government investigations, and appeals. Ms. Johnston was recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. for General Commercial Disputes and was named a “Rising Star” in Business Litigation twice by Super Lawyers.
Ms. Johnston earned her law degree from the NYU School of Law and her B.A. cum laude from the University of California at Los Angeles. In law school, Ms. Johnston interned with both the Innocence Project and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. She has continued that civic commitment at Kirkland, receiving the Firm’s Pro Bono Service Award multiple times. Ms. Johnston also holds several leadership roles within the Firm, including serving as Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee and the Women’s Leadership Initiative in the D.C. office, for which she was profiled in Washington Lawyer Magazine.