William & Mary Law School alumna Barbara Johnson J.D. ’84 has been appointed to the William & Mary Board of Visitors by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, and will begin a four-year term on July 1.
Johnson has focused her career on employment law in Washington, D.C., including cases involving diversity, inclusion and gender parity. She was a partner with Paul Hastings LLP for 14 years. In 2016, she founded BLJohnsonLaw PLLC, with a practice ranging from civil rights discrimination to breaches of contract. She also represents clients before state and federal agencies and assists them with workplace investigations, compliance, and diversity and leadership programs.
Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Hampton University before earning her J.D. at William & Mary. She has served on the Board of the William & Mary Law School Foundation and been its chair, as well as serving on the Board of Governors for the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, the Council for Court Excellence, and the Counselors Council of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
The 17-member Board of Visitors is the university’s governing body. Led by Rector Todd A. Stottlemyer ’85, the full board, including its 10 committees, works closely with university officials to shape and pursue William & Mary’s long-term goals.
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