Joe Johnson is a partner in Goodwin’s Business Law Department and former chair of its M+A/Corporate Governance Practice. Mr. Johnson advises clients in shareholder activism matters and with respect to public mergers and acquisitions and a variety of corporate governance matters.

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Proxy Contests and Other Shareholder Activism Matters

Mr. Johnson represents companies in connection with hostile takeover defense, shareholder activism and proxy contests. In 2017 and 2018, he has advised LaSalle Hotel Properties, Cognizant, PAREXEL International, Monotype Imaging and Brightcove in connection with these types of matters. He has also defended iRobot, TIER REIT, Relmada Therapeutics, Lionbridge, LoJack, Progress Software and CPEX Pharmaceuticals against activist attacks in recent years.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mr. Johnson has substantial experience in the merger and acquisition area, especially in tech and life sciences representing both buyers and sellers, including:

  • Ansys, Inc. with its acquisitions of Ansoft Corporation, Apache Design Solutions, Inc., Fluent, Inc., Reaction Design Corporation and Space Claim Corp
  • Imprivata in connection with its sale to Thoma Bravo
  • Millennial Media in connection with its sale to AOL

Recognition

Mr. Johnson has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, U.S. News-Best Lawyers, The Legal 500 U.S. and Massachusetts Super Lawyers. In 2015, 2016 and 2017 he was recognized in The Legal 500 United States as a “Leading Lawyer” for middle-market M&A. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Boston College Law Review during 1985-1986.

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专业资格

Education

J.D., 1986
Boston College Law School

(summa cum laude)

B.A., 1983
Vassar College

(cum laude)

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Massachusetts
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