Tsutomu L. Johnson

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Tsutomu L.Johnson
Of Counsel
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6903

Tomu Johnson is Of Counsel at Parsons Behle & Latimer and practices data privacy law. He guides customers through the maze of state, national, and international privacy laws by helping them develop privacy and data management programs. Leveraging principles from the NIST Privacy Framework, those programs evaluate clients’ current privacy maturity and create a roadmap for achieving future privacy goals. 

Understanding that clients need predictability, Tomu provides cost-contained service offerings with flat fees.

He has helped clients create policies, procedures, and controls that comply with state, federal, and international privacy laws.

Tomu has handled data breach litigation, negotiated privacy and security matters in complex commercial contracts, and has helped clients through the incident response process.

Finally, he has helped clients gain Privacy Shield certification, sign cross-border data transfer agreements, and submit BCR-C and BCR-P applications.


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University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law (J.D., 2011)

University of Utah (B.S., Communications, 2007)

University of Utah (B.S., Political Science, 2007)


Former Senior Vice President of Privacy for a multi-national organization spanning more than 70 countries and 220,000 employees. 

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Utah Minority Bar Association, Salt Lake City, Utah
Vice-Chair of the Judicial Outreach Committee, August, 2017 - Present

Cyberlaw Section for the Utah State Bar, Salt Lake City, Utah
Chair, March 2014 – 2017
Member of the Steering Committee, April 2017 - Present

Salt Lake County Bar Association, Salt Lake City, Utah
Board Member, August 2012 – 2015

S.J. Quinney College of Law Young Alumni Association, Salt Lake City, Utah
Chair for the Reunion Committee and Board Member, August 2011 – Present


U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Utah
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit


University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law