Eric U. Johnson

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Eric U.Johnson
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6732

Eric Johnson is a shareholder in the Litigation, Trials & Appeals practice group at Parsons Behle & Latimer. Eric has recently represented clients in matters involving, among other things:

  • Commercial contract disputes;
  • Trade disparagement;
  • False advertising;
  • Copyright infringement;
  • Employment litigation (Title VII, FLSA, Equal Pay Act);
  • Insurance bad faith;
  • Trade secrets;
  • Utah Truth in Advertising Act;
  • Utah Consumer Sales Practices Act; and
  • Admiralty litigation.

Before joining Parsons Behle & Latimer, Eric served as an Assistant Attorney General (AAG) with the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia. As an AAG, Eric represented the District of Columbia in complex and high-profile civil litigation, including constitutional challenges (First Amendment, unlawful takings, procedural and substantive due process), putative class actions, and employment litigation involving high-ranking former government officials. Earlier in his career, Eric worked as a Trial Attorney with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Administrative Litigation.

Eric received his J.D. from the New York University School of Law, where he served as a Notes Editor for the NYU Journal of Law & Liberty. After law school, he served as a law clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Evelyn J. Furse in Salt Lake City and then to U.S. District Judge Sandra L. Townes in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Practice Areas



New York University School of Law (J.D., 2011)

  • NYU Journal of Law & Liberty, Notes Editor
  • Dean’s Award Scholarship

University of Michigan (B.A., Philosophy, History, 2008)

  • James B. Angell Scholar
  • University Honors
  • Phi Alpha Theta, National History Honor Society


United States District Court for the District of Utah (2012­–2014)

  • Law clerk to the Honorable Evelyn J. Furse, U.S.M.J.

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (2014–2015)

  • Law clerk to the Honorable Sandra L. Townes, U.S.D.J.



American Bar Association

Salt Lake County Bar Association

Aldon J. Anderson American Inn of Court


Sweet Streets SLC, Board of Directors

Salt Lake City Rotary Club


New York
District of Columbia


New York University School of Law