Laura L. Johnson



Laura Johnson represents clients in patent and other complex intellectual property litigation.

Laura served as a career law clerk to the Honorable Donovan W. Frank, United States District Court, District of Minnesota in St. Paul, from 2002 through 2011. Drawing on deep knowledge of court proceedings and judicial preferences gained during that clerkship, Laura partners with litigation teams to develop effective trial and motion practice strategies and to craft briefs for federal courts throughout the country. A skilled legal researcher and writer, Laura has experience in various phases of litigation, including pre-suit investigations, discovery and non-dispositive motions, claim construction, dispositive motions and trial.

Personal Interests

Laura is a bookworm, a birdwatcher and a lifelong Nordic skier.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, Hon. Donovan W. Frank, 2002-2011


University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif (2001)

College of St. Catherine
B.A. (1992)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Federal Bar Association — Minnesota Chapter — Director and Co-Vice President, Membership, 2020-21; Director and Co-Vice President Special Events 2019-20; Director and Co-Vice President, Legal Education 2018-19; Law Student Mentor, 2017-present

Civic Activities

  • Milkweed Editions — Board of Directors, 2021-present
  • Middle/Upper School Parent Association, St. Paul Academy — President-Elect, 2020-21 
  • Minnesota Youth Symphonies — Board Member, 2017-19


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2018-19
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