Joy N. Johns

Associate

Chicago
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Overview

Joy Johns focuses her practice on the intersection of technology and cybersecurity risk. She has extensive experience efficiently counseling clients on risk mitigation and liability of products, as well as product changes and agreements. She also advises on product compliance with evolving industry trends and privacy laws. Joy has assisted clients in numerous industries, including emerging technology, gig economy, autonomous vehicles, manufacturing and transportation.

Joy's practice is supported by her considerable trial experience, enabling her to effectively communicate to her clients the effects of legislative and regulatory changes from a 30,000 ft. view. Having worked as outside counsel at law firms and as in-house counsel at Uber, Joy is able to provide her clients with a full assessment of their technology and data privacy-related matters.

Joy is passionate about public service and volunteering. She mentors high school students and serves on the Professional's Council of the Shriver Center. Joy is also committed to improving diversity within the legal profession and is currently serving on the Alumni Executive Council for the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity.

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  • Assisted clients with responding to subpoenas and third party requests while protecting proprietary information and complying with privacy laws.
  • Defends clients in complex commercial litigation, products liability and premises liability litigation, handling cases from pre-suit to final disposition.
  • Interprets and advises clients on commercial agreements and licensing agreements.
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Experience

  • Assisted clients with responding to subpoenas and third party requests while protecting proprietary information and complying with privacy laws.
  • Defends clients in complex commercial litigation, products liability and premises liability litigation, handling cases from pre-suit to final disposition.
  • Interprets and advises clients on commercial agreements and licensing agreements.
  • Effectively counseled international clients regarding operation regulations, compliance with safety standards, and potential liability for a variety of claims, including contractual claims and product warranty claims.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity: Pathfinder (2019)
  • Illinois Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2019)

Community

  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity: Executive Council, Outreach Vice Chair
  • Shriver Center on Poverty Law: Professionals' Council Member
  • Partnership to Educate and Advance Kids (PEAK): Student Mentor, Former Board of Directors Member
  • Junior League of Chicago: Vice President of Advocacy (2014 to 2016)

Prior Positions

  • Uber: Counsel
  • Cook County State's Attorney's Office: Assistant State's Attorney
  • The Honorable Sharon Johnson Coleman, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois: Judicial Extern

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • Illinois

Education

  • J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2014
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Michigan, 2011