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David J.
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David Johnson


San Francisco, California

About David

Alongside my small practice, I continue to do some teaching. For the last ten years or so I've taught Advanced Negotiation, mostly for law and business students, at the Stanford Law School. More recently, I created a course exploring the application of design-thinking to law and policy, which I ... Read more

Practice Areas

Business and Corporate
Intellectual Property
Non-Profit and Social Enterprise


California (1994)



Professional References

I recommend David Johnson.

Kristen KillianI know David Johnson in another capacity

This is the easiest and most certain recommendation for any professional that I could give, because my opinion of Mr. Johnson is uniquely positive. He is more competent, ethical, knowledgable, trustworthy and committed than any other professional I have ever engaged. (Of any kind- not just in "lawyering".) He has successfuflly represented and advised me in matters of intellectual property, technology, negotiation, general business law and development, and- as I have prevailed upon him given his excellent performance in these matters- I have also come to highly value his counsel in personal issues, as well. Mr. Johnson posses a keen intellect and is broadly informed. He is creatively energetic, finding unique and unexpected ways to address a client's issues. And, all of this occurs without obscuring his ability to easily and respectfully communicate with diverse people from virtually any walk of life. As someone who has had plenty of experience with other attorneys who did not posses similar skills and personal personal acumen, I can aggressively recommend Mr. Johnson without any reservations what-so-ever.

Reed GalinI know David Johnson in another capacity

Contact Information

2562 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, California, 94115

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Professional Experience

AllAdvantage, Inc.

General Counsel 1999 - 2002

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Senior Counsel 2003 - 2005

Caliper Life Sciences (CALP)

Deputy General Counsel 2005 - 2008

Stanford Law School

Lecturer 2005 - Present

Triage Consulting Group

General Counsel 2008 - 2013


Founder 2013 - Present

Fenwick & West

Associate 1996 - 1999


Carleton College

ABGraduated in 1980

University of Miami School of Law

JDGraduated in 1983

Stanford Law School

JSM, Law, Science & TechnologyGraduated in 2007
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