Douglas G.A. Johnston: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Douglas G.A. Johnston

San Francisco,  CA  U.S.A.

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Class Actions and Complex Litigation
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Privacy
  • e-Communication and Data Security
University State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., 2004; State University of New York at Buffalo, M.A., 2006
Law SchoolUniversity at Buffalo Law School - SUNY, J.D., cum laude, 2009
Admitted2010, New York; 2012, California - N.D. Cal.; 2013, California - E.D. Cal.; 2010, California - C.D. Cal.; 2010, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals; 2010, California; 2014, California - S.D. Cal.

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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

Changes to California's Data Breach Notification Requirements
October 23, 2015

The original entry was posted in our Workplace Privacy blog. See that entry here.... Continue Reading

By Douglas G.A. Johnston

Workplace Privacy

Changes to California's Data Breach Notification Requirements
October 22, 2015

On October 6, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed three new laws which substantially alter and expand the state's security breach notification requirements.

By Joseph J. Lazzarotti and Douglas G.A. Johnston

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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Douglas G.A. Johnston

50 California Street, 9th Floor
San FranciscoCA 94111


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