Johnson Fistel LLP is a law firm recognized throughout the country as a leader in business and commercial litigation. Our lawyers are highly adept at all stages of commercial litigation, having represented clients ranging from individuals and small businesses to publicly-traded companies. We collaborate across a network of three offices located in key commercial centers in the United States, enabling our clients’ businesses to grow through our commitment to state-of-the-art advocacy. Our winning formula involves first-rate prowess and nationwide experience in all types of complex business litigation from defending businesses from meritless claims to protecting intellectual property rights and ultimately ensuring our clients get that to which they are entitled.
Frank Johnson is one of the founding partners of Johnson Fistel. Prior to starting his own law firm, Mr. Johnson was a partner in the law firm Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP, a full-service Am Law 100 law firm with 750 attorneys in 15 offices located around the world. Mr. Johnson has represented some of the largest companies in the country in complex business disputes. Mr. Johnson has an AV rating with Martindale-Hubble, indicating a “very high to preeminent legal ability and very high ethical standards” as established by confidential opinions from members of the Bar. In 2018, he was named a “Top Lawyer” in complex litigation by San Diego Magazine.
Kristen O’Connor is an associate at Johnson Fistel. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. O’Connor served as Managing Counsel at clinivation, Inc., where she negotiated clinical trial agreements and provided market clearance submission development and support to global medtech and pharmaceutical industry leaders. Ms. O’Connor is an active member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and has been a featured MCLE panelist. Ms. O’Connor graduated summa cum laude from law school, during which her work exploring copyright termination and safeguards for intellectual property was published. She is currently pursuing an LL.M. in Securities and Financial Regulation at Georgetown University Law Center.
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Johnson Fistel LLP
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San Diego, CA 92101