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  Jill R. Johnson
Partner
Direct Dial: 770.818.1409
Cellphone: 678.313.7227
Fax: 770.937.9960
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Jill Johnson is a partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP’s Atlanta office and is co-chair of the Firm’s Commercial Litigation/Directors & Officers National Practice Section.  Ms. Johnson focuses her practice on representing clients in commercial matters, including numerous complex disputes involving class action defense, investor derivative claims, securities fraud, whistleblower investigations and defense, franchisor/franchisee and dealer negotiations and disputes, fraud/misrepresentation, trade secret misappropriation, restrictive covenant enforcement and defense, computer fraud and theft and landlord/tenant disputes.  Ms. Johnson has experience representing healthcare organizations in matters involving fiduciary obligations, compliance, and contract-based disputes.  Ms. Johnson also has experience handling defamation and disparagement claims.  In addition, Ms. Johnson focuses on professional liability defense involving accountants, attorneys, architects/engineers, and medical professionals.

Her commercial practice also encompasses the handling of claims of self-dealing, RICO, breach of fiduciary duty and other business torts related to corporate disputes between shareholders, including those arising out of the sale or dissolution of companies.  She has also represented parties in real estate-related actions, including foreclosure confirmation and deficiency actions, receivership actions and suits on notes and/or guaranties.

Ms. Johnson also has experience representing employers in a variety of labor and employment issues in state and federal courts across the country, including wage and hour claims, sexual harassment allegations, claims of retaliation and disputes surrounding the enforcement and defense of restrictive covenants.  Ms. Johnson also represents employers before state and federal administrative agencies responsible for administering civil rights laws, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Ms. Johnson has extensive trial experience and has handled both jury and bench trials in state and federal courts across the county. 

In addition to representing clients in litigation, Ms. Johnson also regularly advises clients on a variety of commercial contract-related issues, including negotiating and drafting vendor agreements, lease agreements, service and supply contracts, software contracts, non-disclosure agreements, commercial loan agreements, receivables-secured line of credit agreements, and license agreements.  Ms. Johnson’s commercial litigation experience provides her a unique insight in drafting and reviewing commercial contracts for clients. 

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