Christopher M.Johnson (Chris)


San Diego + 1.858.314.1185

Chris Johnson focuses his practice on high-stakes litigation, dispositive motions, and appeals.

Chris has substantial experience with all facets of litigation, including fact investigation, pleadings, fact and expert discovery, depositions, and motion practice. He has appeared in dozens of cases in federal courts across the country, attending hearings and arguing motions. Chris maintains an active pro bono practice and has represented individuals seeking asylum in U.S. immigration courts, relief in state habeas proceedings, and expungement of their criminal records.

Before joining Jones Day, Chris served as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, where he gained significant legal research and writing experience. Prior to attending law school, he worked in the oil and gas industry as a petroleum engineer.


  • Merck wins bench trial over patent term extension issue in Hatch-Waxman multi-party dispute involving BRIDION®Jones Day is representing Merck Sharp & Dohme, B.V. in Hatch-Waxman patent infringement actions originally against 16 generic drug maker defendant groups, relating to the defendant groups' submissions of Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDA) to the FDA seeking approval of generic versions of BRIDION®, a first-in-class agent for the reversal of certain types of neuromuscular blockade induced in adults undergoing surgery.