Will Johnson serves as Verizon’s Senior Vice President of Federal Regulatory and Legal Affairs. In this role, he leads Verizon’s federal regulatory and legal team and has responsibility for representing Verizon on a wide range of issues, including Internet governance and spectrum policy, before the FCC and other federal agencies.
Mr Johnson currently serves on the Emory College Alumni Board and on the Board of Trustees for the Media Institute, a nonprofit research focused on promoting freedom of speech, a competitive media and communications industry, and excellence in journalism. Mr Johnson also serves on the Board of Directors for the National Exchange Carriers Association. Will previously served as Chairman of the Board for Miriam’s Kitchen, a nonprofit aimed at ending chronic homelessness in Washington, D.C.
Prior to joining Verizon, Mr Johnson was a litigator at Hogan & Hartson in Washington, DC, and before that at Long, Aldridge & Norman in Atlanta, GA. He also clerked for Chief Judge R. Lanier Anderson and Judge Ed Carnes, each on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr Johnson received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School. He received a B.A., summa cum laude, in Political Science and German Studies from Emory University.
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