Kristin Johnston is an associate in the firm’s Business Law Department and a member of its Technology and Life Sciences Group. Ms. Johnston joined Goodwin in 2017.

Ms. Johnston is admitted to practice in New York only; her application to the California bar is pending. She is working under the supervision of the partners at Goodwin.

Areas of Practice




Ms. Johnston’s practice is primarily focused on international capital markets and corporate finance, as well as general corporate and securities law representation of publicly owned corporations and privately held companies. Ms. Johnston represents institutional banking clients in a wide variety of transactions related to cross-border financings and reorganizations, including public and private offerings of equity and debt, exchange listings, spin-offs, as well as tender, exchange and rights offers. Ms. Johnston also provides counsel to multinational corporations on acquisitions, capital markets transactions, agency-related appointments and federal securities laws.

Prior to joining Goodwin, Ms. Johnston was an associate at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP in New York. Before that, she advised financial institutions and multinational corporations on leverage finance and international capital markets transactions and corporate governance matters at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York and London.

While attending law school, Ms. Johnston was the Notes and Articles Editor of the Fordham Law Review, a Mary Daly Scholar, and recipient of the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award. She also coached and competed on the Fordham mediation team.

Representative Matters

Some of Ms. Johnston’s recent representative matters include:

  • FuelCell Energy, Inc. in its follow-on public offerings*
  • Citibank, N.A. in the initial public offering of Gridsum Holding, Inc. American depositary shares in the United States*
  • INEOS Group Holdings S.A. in its offerings of high yield bonds*
  • Bank of America and Morgan Stanley in the follow-on public offerings of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.*

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.





J.D., 2010
Fordham University School of Law
(cum laude)
B.A., 2007
University of Pennsylvania
(magna cum laude)



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