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Kevin W.Johnson
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Cell: 303.667.5153

Kevin W. Johnson is a member of the firm’s Corporate Transactions & Securities and Mining departments. Kevin focuses his practice on assisting clients to devise structures to create value through transactions related to the purchase, sale, development, financing and commercialization of natural resources on a global basis. He has represented both national and international clients in a wide variety of transactions. Kevin likes to say that he helps clients turn dirt into cash. 

Prior to joining the firm, Kevin was the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Molycorp, Inc., a publicly traded international rare earth mining and processing company with headquarters in Denver, where he was responsible for all aspects of Molcorp’s legal affairs on a global basis. Before joining Molycorp, Kevin was a partner at Holland & Hart.  Kevin began his legal career at The Dow Chemical Company, where he had the opportunity to live and work in Europe for five years.  Kevin speaks Spanish.


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Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School (J.D., 1984)

Winner of John S. Welch Award for Excellence in Legal Writing
Member, Board of Advocates

London School of Economics (M.Sc. in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, 1983)

Harvard University (A.B., cum laude, 1980)



Member, Denver Bar Association
Member, Colorado Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association


Rocky Mountain World Trade Center Association
Chair of the Executive Committee

Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School
Alumni Board

University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Adjunct Professor, International Finance
(2000 - 2003)




Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School