Kristin Johnson   

Kristin N. Johnson

Professor of Law

  • Degrees:

  • J.D., University of Michigan B.A., Georgetown University
  • Contact:

  • Tel:  973-642-8198
  • SSRN Site link
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Courses:

  • Business Associations, Securities Regulation, Current Issues in Corporate Governance & Securities Regulations

Professor Johnson specializes in the area of financial markets regulation. She teaches business law courses including Business Associations, Securities Regulation, and a seminar examining the intersection of corporate governance and the regulation of financial markets. Outside of the classroom, she mentors students in a variety of ways, including through her service as the advisor for the law school’s investor advocacy project. The project offers legal representation to investors with limited access to counsel who seek to assert claims against investment professionals. The project is made possible by a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. The FINRA Foundation is the largest foundation in the United States dedicated to investor education. The Seton Hall Law Investor Advocacy Project is the first FINRA Foundation funded resource in New Jersey. The Investor Advocacy Project includes an education outreach component which will assist individuals in making informed investment choices.

Prior to joining Seton Hall Law School in 2008, Professor Johnson clerked for the Honorable Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr., then of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, elevated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Professor Johnson also served as Assistant General Counsel and Vice President at JP Morgan and practiced law as a corporate associate. During her tenure in private practice at Simpson, Thatcher and Bartlett LLP’s New York and London offices, she represented issuers and underwriters in domestic and international debt and equity offerings, lenders and borrowers in banking and credit matters, and private equity firms and publicly traded companies in mergers and acquisitions. Prior to law school, she was an analyst at Goldman Sachs & Co.

Professor Johnson received her B.A., cum laude, from Georgetown University, and her J.D., from the University of Michigan Law School, where she served as Notes Editor of the Michigan Law Review and received the Clara Belfield and Henry Bates International Research Fellowship.



Financial Institution Boards: Culture and Corporate Governance, Illinois L. Rev. 881 (forthcoming 2013) (solicited)

Governing Financial Markets: Regulating Conflicts of Interest, 88 University of Washington L. Rev. 185 (forthcoming 2013)

Beyond Cosmetic Reform: Regulating Over-the-Counter Derivatives Clearinghouses, 77 Brooklyn L. Rev. 681 (2012)

Addressing Gaps in the Dodd-Frank Act: Directors' Risk Management Oversight Obligations, 45 U. Mich. J. L. Ref. 55 (2011)

Things Fall Apart: Regulating Credit Default Swaps Commons, 82 U. Colo. L. Rev. 168 (2011)

From Diagnosing the Dilemma to Divining a Cure: Post-Crisis Regulation Financial Markets, 40 Seton Hall L. Rev. 1299 (2010)

Revolving the Title VII Partner-Employee Debate, 101 Mich. L. Rev. 1067 (2003)


Brooklyn Law School's Abraham L. Pomerantz Lecture, (March 15, 2011)

Law, Finance and Accountability after Financial Reform, American University, Washington College of Law Business Law Review Symposium (April 8, 2011)

Clearing Credit Default Swaps, SEC/CFT Roundtable Discussion