Kilpatrick Stockton announced today that Tim Johnson has joined
the firm’s Labour and Employment Practice Group as a partner in its fast growing
London office. Mr. Johnson brings extensive international experience in representing
multi-national companies in complex employment matters, including cross-border
pan-European restructurings, litigation, equal opportunity matters, and boardroom
disputes for clients such as Reuters, Digital, Barclays the MOD and BT, and in
complex litigation such as Allonby-v- Accrington and Rossendale College, ELS and The
Secretary of State.
“The astute Tim Johnson” as he is described in The Legal 500, Tim is well known for
helping Swiss International Airlines establish a global workforce from the ruins of
Swissair. “Tim exemplifies the firm’s commitment to attracting the highest calibre
of lawyers,” said Ken Boehner, Kilpatrick Stockton Managing Partner, London Office.
“With over 25 years of experience in the employment field, and a focus on
international work, Tim will be a valuable resource for all Kilpatrick Stockton
clients. Awarded the highest possible rating from Chambers USA 2002, Kilpatrick
Stockton’s Labour Practice expects to be able to provide further support on a global
basis to clients with complex employment issues. We look forward to working with Tim
as the firm continues to enhance its already growing presence in the market.”
Mr. Johnson comes to Kilpatrick Stockton from KLegal, of which he was a founding
partner and where he was head of the international employment practice. Previously,
he was a partner with PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ legal arm, where he was also head of
the employment practice.
Asked why he chose to join Kilpatrick Stockton, Tim said “I was attracted to the
firm because I liked the people, and it has been an international firm for decades.
Over the years its IP practice, one of the best and largest in the States, has built
relationships with major corporations and firms throughout the world. It has
started to build an international employment practice from the US. The opportunity
for me is to help build that from the European end.”
Mr. Johnson is a well-recognised author, lecturer and regular broadcaster on labour
and employment issues. He has shared platforms with government ministers and
contributed to Europe in the 21st Century with Margaret Thatcher. He co-edited
Sweet & Maxwell’s Employment Law Manual and Employment Law in Europe published by
Gower. He has written and spoken widely on works councils, equal pay, negotiation
and UK employment law, most recently in Global Business Workforce Restructuring
published by Kluwer. Mr. Johnson is a member of the Employment Resourcing Panel of
the Confederation of British Industry and its working parties on the Information and
Consultation Directive and data protection.
Tim is a 1972 graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, where he finished first in his
class while earning a philosophy degree. He studied law at the College of Law,
Chester and qualified as a solicitor in 1979.