R. Craig Johnson

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R. CraigJohnson
Corporate Transactions and Securities Practice Area Chair
Shareholder
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6789

Craig Johnson is a shareholder in the firm’s Corporate and Environmental, Energy & Natural Resources departments and concentrates his practice on mergers, acquisitions, mining law and related transactions.

Before joining Parsons Behle & Latimer, Mr. Johnson served as general counsel for Rio Tinto in the United States and South America, where he was responsible for legal matters including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Prior to that he served in the capacities of legal head of Rio Tinto’s Copper & Diamonds Product Group and as V.P. of legal for Rio Tinto. Before working at Rio Tinto, Mr. Johnson handled legal affairs for Resolution Copper Company.

From 1994 to 2007, Mr. Johnson was a shareholder at Parsons Behle & Latimer where his practice emphasized international and domestic natural resources projects in North America and Latin America including mining, commercial and finance law.

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Academic


University of Washington (J.D., 1977)

Managing Editor, Washington Law Review

Brigham Young University (B.A., 1974)

Magna cum laude

Phi Kappa Phi

Hinckley Scholar


Licensed/Admitted

Utah
Colorado

Education

University of Washington School of Law