- Class Actions and Complex Litigation
- General Employment Litigation
- Collegiate and Professional Sports
|University ||State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., 2004; State University of New York at Buffalo, M.A., 2006|
|Law School||University at Buffalo Law School - SUNY, J.D., cum laude, 2009|
|Admitted||2010, California - C.D. Cal.; 2010, California; 2014, California - S.D. Cal.; 2010, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals; 2010, New York|
bar & professional association memberships
American Bar Association
Douglas G.A. Johnston is an Associate in the San Francisco, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has experience in complex litigation involving employment class actions, whistleblower law and challenges to government regulations. He has handled cases at each stage, from initial client meeting to final settlement.
While attending law school, Mr. Johnston was an extern in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of New York, a Legal Aide for the New York State Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, and a law clerk for a firm focusing on single-plaintiff litigation. In addition, Mr. Johnston was a member of his school's trial team, where he refined his trial skills at the direction of local attorneys and a state judge.
Prior to entering the legal profession, Mr. Johnston was an NCAA Division I Track & Field coach.
California Workplace Law
California Tide is Turning in Favor of Arbitration
June 25, 2014
In a decision that should not go unnoticed in the wake of the California Supreme Court's ruling in Iskanian v. CLS Transp. Los Angeles, LLC which rejected prior limitations on class action waivers but held representative actions under California's Private Attorneys General Act cannot be waived, the California Court of Appeal in Malone v.
By Douglas G.A. Johnston
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