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Johnson Installed as Bar Association of San Francisco President

December 13, 2023

Teresa Johnson, co-head of Arnold & Porter’s Capital Markets practice, was installed as the President of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) during the group’s Annual Membership Luncheon and Installation of Officers. Johnson will serve a one-year term.

Founded in 1872, BASF is a nonprofit voluntary membership organization with over 5,300 members including attorneys, law students, and legal professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Johnson also was installed as the President of BASF’s Justice and Diversity Center, which provides pro bono legal services to homeless individuals and families, survivors of domestic violence, senior citizens, community-based organizations, and residents in underserved neighborhoods.

In addition to her work with BASF, Johnson is one of the leaders of the Legal Alliance for Reproductive Rights, which is a coalition among BASF, the San Francisco City Attorney, and a large cohort of law firms, including Arnold & Porter. The coalition coordinates providing pro bono legal assistance in connection with the exercise of reproductive rights following the Dobbs decision.

Johnson advises clients on corporate and finance matters, often serving as a trusted advisor to the C-suite and board members, working closely with boards of directors in the boardroom and in committee meetings. As one of the co-founders of the firm’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practice, Johnson also focuses on board diversity, stakeholder capitalism and other ESG matters.