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Vinson & Elkins expands New York M&A and capital markets practice

M&A and capital markets lawyer John Johnston has returned to Vinson & Elkins as as counsel in New York. Johnston rejoins the firm where he began his career, having spent the past five years at Baker Botts. 

Johnston represents businesses in a wide range of corporate transactions, including initial public offerings, registered and unregistered offerings of equity and debt securities, and M&A transactions. In addition, Johnston advises companies on shareholder activism and corporate governance matters, Exchange Act reporting, beneficial ownership reporting, stock exchange compliance and other securities law matters.

Johnston has represented public and private companies and investment funds based in the US and abroad across a broad range of industries, including energy, REITs, shipping, retail, media, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

Johnston received his JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University.

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