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FOLLOW US:

Barbara L. Johnson, Esq.

Counsel

bjohnson@pottermurdock.com

Direct: 571.356.9007
Mobile: 202.528.0077
Fax: 703.832.0211

Education

Hampton University, BA

Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary, JD

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Michigan

Texas

United States Supreme Court

Court Admissions

District Court for the District of Columbia

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas

Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Labor and Employment Law

Barbara L. Johnson is Counsel to Potter & Murdock, P.C. in its Employment Law practice. Ms. Johnson has more than 25 years of experience in representing employers in employment law matters and has tried more than 30 employment law cases. She is a member of the bars of the United States Supreme Court, the District of Columbia, Texas, and Michigan. She is admitted to practice before the: District Court for the District of Columbia; Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; and Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western District of Texas.

Ms. Johnson is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Labor and Employment Law, and serves as President, National Employment Law Council, and Chair, the Employment Law Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. She is also a member of the: American Bar Association’s College of Labor & Employment Lawyers; Texas College of Labor & Employment lawyers; National Bar Association; International Association of Defense Research Institution, and Litigation Counsel of America. She is listed in the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, and has been recognized by Washington DC Super Lawyers. She also frequently provides training in virtually all aspects of employment law and human resources management. Ms. Johnson serves as the editor of the employment law chapter of Recent Developments in Business and Corporate Law, published by the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Ms. Johnson is a graduate of Hampton University, and received her Juris Doctorate from Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary. Ms. Johnson has been an employment law partner with Paul Hastings, LLP and Wickliff & Hall P.C. She also served as in-house counsel with The Dow Chemical Company. Ms. Johnson is a frequent speaker at seminars sponsored by the American Bar Association, ALICLE, The National Employment Law Council, and the National Employment Law Institute.

Practice Areas

Labor and Employment

Litigation, including civil rights discrimination claims and federal and state court, class and collective actions, whistleblower/retaliation claims, wage and hour claims, public law (municipalities and schools), breach of contract claims, ERISA claims, and arbitrations. She also represents employers before state and federal agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, state Human Rights agencies, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Justice. She also assists employers with developing and implementing employment policies, conducting workplace investigations, regulatory and compliance matters, implementing diversity and leadership programs, and day-to-day employment law issues.

Awards

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, Employment Litigation, 2007-2021

Washington Top Lawyer, 2020

Professional Affiliations

District of Columbia Bar

State Bar of Texas

Michigan Bar Association

Houston Bar Association

National Employment Law Council (President)

The American Bar Association (Chair of the Employme4nt Law Committee of the Business Law Section)

National Bar Association

International Association of Defense Counsel

Defense Research Institute

Litigation Counsel of America

Thought Leadership

“Federal Action on Marijuana Use – May 2018 Update” – Bulletin (5/6/2018)

“FMLA and ADA – The Advanced Class” – NAMWOLF Labor & Employment PAC – San Diego, CA (2/27/2018)

“The Evolving Practice of Law: Delivery of Legal Services, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, and Cybersecurity” – William & Mary Law School African American Alumni Reunion – Williamsburg, VA (2/24/2018)

“Recent Developments in Employment Law, 2017 ed.” – American Bar Association Business Law Section

“Winning Your Case Through Courtroom Technology” – ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, 11th Annual Conference – Washington, DC (11/8/2017)

“Winning Your Case Through Effective Use of Technology” – ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, 11th Annual Conference – Washington, DC (11/8/2017)

“‘Ban the Box’ and Increasing Regulation of Background Checks” – ALI Current Developments in Employment Law Annual Conference – Santa Fe, NM (7/27/2017)

“Criminal Background Checks, Credit Checks & Workplace Drug Testing” – ALI Current Developments in Employment Law Annual Conference – Santa Fe, NM (7/27/2017)

“Damages in Employment Law Cases” – ALI Current Developments in Employment Law Annual Conference – Santa Fe, NM (7/27/2017)

“Marijuana in the Workplace” – ALI Current Developments in Employment Law Annual Conference – Santa Fe, NM (7/27/2017)

“National Trends in Employment Law” – Federal Bar Association – Utah Chapter Southern Utah Federal Law Symposium – St. George, UT (5/6/2017)

“Investigation Techniques: Legal Requirements of Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigations” – The Consortium of Title IX and Equity Officers in Higher Ed – Austin, TX (5/4/2017)

“The Future of Whistleblower Programs” – Bulletin (2/20/2017)