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Kristen Johnson

LDF/Fried Frank Fellow

Kristen Johnson joined LDF as a LDF/Fried Frank Fellow in September of 2017.  Kristen spent the first two years of her fellowship as a litigation associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, where she handled complex commercial and pro bono matters.

Kristen previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Harry Pregerson on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She also previously was an Administrative Fellow at Kaiser Permanente Southern California.

Kristen graduated from UCLA School of Law with specializations in Critical Race Studies and Public Interest Law & Policy.  While at UCLA Law, Kristen served as Editor-in-Chief of UCLA Law Review. She graduated from the Harvard School of Public Health with an S.M. in Health Policy & Management and graduated from Eastern Nazarene College with a B.S. in Biology.