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Mary Elise Johnson

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Mary Johnson is an Associate in the Commercial Finance Group.  Ms. Johnson represents corporate lenders and financial institutions in negotiating, structuring, documenting and performing due diligence for a  broad range of both U.S. and international asset-based and cash-flow commercial finance transactions.  Ms. Johnson's practice includes single lender financings and syndicated credit facilities over a wide range of industries that cover technology, transportation, healthcare and manufacturing.

Ms. Johnson is admitted to practice law in Illinois.  She received her law degree, cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law in 2014 where she achieved the William Jennings Bryan Award for Miner Moot Court Winner, and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award for Outstanding Speaker.  While in law school, Ms. Johnson served as Notes and Comments Editor for the Northwestern Law Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property, and obtained experience as an intern for the Honorable Judge Diane Larsen of the Circuit Court of Cook County, and as a certified Mediator at the Cook County Courthouse.  While participating in the Northwestern Bluhm Legal Clinic for International Human Rights, Ms. Johnson co-authored "Human Rights Violations Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) People in Sri Lanka: A Shadow Report", part of which was considered at the 110th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Committee.  Prior to attending law school, Ms. Johnson worked at the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation's Health Access and Climate Change Initiatives from 2007 – 2011.  She received her B.A., with high honors, from the Michigan State University Eli Broad College of Business in 2006.

Chicago Office
55 East Monroe Street
Suite 3300
Chicago, Illinois 60603-5792

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  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2014
  • Michigan State University, B.A., high honors, 2006

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Professional Activities

  • Member, Chicago Bar Association

Attorneys At Law

55 East Monroe Street
Suite 3300
Chicago, Illinois 60603-5792
Tel: 312.201.4000
Fax: 312.332.2196