Visiting Professor of Law
David Johnson joined the Law School’s faculty in spring 2004 as a visiting professor of law. He is a faculty member of the Institute for Information Law and Policy where he directs the Certificate of Mastery in Digital Law Practice Technology program. He recently retired as a partner of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering and is devoting substantial time to the development of new types of “graphical groupware” software products. Examples of some of his recent work can be seen at http://dotank.nyls.edu.
Professor Johnson joined Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in 1973, following a judicial clerkship, and became a partner in 1980. His practice focused primarily on the emerging area of electronic commerce, including counseling on issues relating to privacy, domain names and Internet governance issues, jurisdiction, copyright, taxation, electronic contracting, encryption, defamation, ISP and OSP liability, regulation, and other intellectual property matters.
Professor Johnson helped to write the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, was involved in discussions leading to the Framework for Global Electronic Commerce, and has been active in the introduction of personal computers in law practice.
Professor Johnson graduated from Yale College with a B.A. summa cum laude in 1967. He completed a year of postgraduate study at University College, Oxford in 1968, and earned a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1972. Following graduation from law school, Professor Johnson clerked for a year for the Honorable Malcolm R. Wilkey of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
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Yale College, B.A. 1967 summa cum laude; J.D. 1972.
Law Clerk, Hon. Malcolm R. Wilkey, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia.