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Michelle W. Johnson

Partner

Atlantic Station
201 17th Street NW
Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30363
michelle.johnson@nelsonmullins.com

Michelle Johnson is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP who practices in Atlanta in the areas of labor and employment law, business litigation, and appellate work.

Michelle Johnson is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP who practices in Atlanta in the areas of labor and employment law, business litigation, and appellate work.

Michelle Johnson is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP who practices in Atlanta in the areas of labor and employment law, business litigation, and appellate work.

Experience

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  • Represents management in lawsuits and administrative proceedings arising out of aspects of the employment relationship, including race, sex, age, disability, and other discrimination claims; whistleblower suits; enforcement of non-compete, non-solicitation, trade secret, and confidentiality covenants; wage and hour disputes; and other matters
  • Has tried cases before the National Labor Relations Board and in state and federal courts throughout Georgia, and has appeared before the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits
  • Counsels employers in connection with hiring, discipline, terminations, wage payment practices, the preparation of executive employment agreements, employee training, the drafting and review of personnel policies, compliance with state and federal recordkeeping and reporting requirements, and strategies for the prevention of employee lawsuits
  • Assists businesses with employment issues arising out of mergers and acquisitions, stock and asset purchase agreements, and other corporate transactions

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, JD, with distinction (1991)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Notes and Comments Editor, Emory Law Journal
  • Rhodes College, BA, English, magna cum laude (1988)
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk, The Honorable R. Lanier Anderson, III, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (1991 - 1993)

Practice Areas

Industries

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  • Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Labor and Employment and Appellate Practice Sections, State Bar of Georgia
  • Labor and Employment and Litigation Sections, American Bar Association
  • Labor and Employment Law Section, Atlanta Bar Association
  • American Employment Law Council
  • National Retail Federation, Committee on Employment Law
  • Board Member, Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (2012 - present)
  • Board Member, Partnership Against Domestic Violence (2004 - 2011)
  • Editorial Board, Georgia Bar Journal (1995 – 2003)
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