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Gina A. Johnson

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Gina A. Johnson is an associate in the Chicago office. Ms. Johnson is a part of the firm's intellectual property and antitrust groups. She focuses her practice on patent and antitrust litigation.

Ms. Johnson’s patent litigation matters include cases in district courts across the country and in the International Trade Commission, both supporting and in defense of charges of patent infringement. Her experience covers a variety of technologies, including software and medical instrumentation. She is admitted to the Bar of Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Ms. Johnson is experienced in many phases of litigation, including fact and expert discovery, dispositive motion practice, claim construction practice, trial preparation, trial, post-trial motions and hearings. She is also experienced with antitrust and trade secret law and has represented clients in matters involving the Defense Trade Secrets Act of 2016.

Ms. Johnson’s antitrust matters principally involve the Department of Justice and federal antitrust class actions. She also has experience in conducting internal investigations for major domestic corporations in response to Department of Justice investigations and subpoenas. In this role, she has participated in the preparation of investigation reports, the interviewing of senior executives, and the management of complex electronic-discovery collection, review, and production.

Professional Background

Ms. Johnson was a summer associate at K&L Gates, where she worked in both patent litigation and commercial disputes. Ms. Johnson attended the University of Illinois College of Law and graduated summa cum laude. She received CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in two classes: Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Employment Discrimination and graduated with Honors in Legal Writing, Advocacy, and Legal Research. Ms. Johnson was also the Admissions Editor of the University of Illinois Law Review, President of the Italian American Law Students Association, and a teaching assistant for three first year classes: Real Property, Legal Writing, and Advocacy. During her third year of law school, Ms. Johnson studied in Barcelona, Spain, where she took classes on Public International Law, Spanish Law of Damages, and Catalonian Criminology.

Prior to her legal career, Ms. Johnson attended the University of Illinois, where she graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in English. At the University of Illinois, Ms. Johnson was a James Scholar and member of the Pre-Law Honors Society. Ms. Johnson was also the President of her sorority, Delta Delta Delta, where she led several philanthropic events dedicated to raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


  • An article Ms. Johnson coauthored, “Article III Standing In The Wake Of 2 Fed. Circ. Rulings,” was voted as one of the top 10 most read expert analyses according to Law360

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section’s Lawyer Engagement and Development for Big Law Firms Committee, Vice Chair
  • Women’s Bar Association, Judicial Reception Committee Member
  • Justinian Society, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Guardian ad Litem for Minors
  • Women in Intellectual Property, Member
  • National Italian American Bar Association, Board Member

Additional Information

Pro bono experience includes:
  • Acting as guardian ad litem for minors on behalf of Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • Representing petitioners in adult guardianship cases on behalf of Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • Representing a prisoner and drafting a clemency petition for submission to the Office of the Pardon Attorney on behalf of the Clemency Project 2014
  • Represents international companies in trade secret litigation, at the International Trade Commission.
  • Represents domestic companies in trade secret litigation, in federal district courts across the United States.
  • Represents U.S. and international companies and executive officers from the United States and Japan in criminal antitrust and cartel matters. Recent engagements have involved automotive parts and components, electronic components, and generic pharmaceuticals.
  • Represents international companies in federal antitrust class actions. Recent engagements have involved the automotive parts, capacitor industries, and generic pharmaceuticals.
  • Key member of litigation team for patent infringement litigation involving security software in the Eastern District of Texas. The case settled favorably.
  • Trial counsel for Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Baxter Healthcare SA, Baxalta Inc., Baxalta U.S. Inc., and Baxalta GmbH in International Trade Commission Investigation related to recombinant Factor VIII technology