Elizabeth Finn Johnson was a member of Coca‑Cola’s Legal Division from 1990-2015. Her practice concentrated in employment discrimination counseling and litigation defense. She defended Coca-Cola in a number of significant matters, including litigation surrounding Coca-Cola’s use of its polar bear in advertising and marketing, the race-based class action, and litigation under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, among others, and has been voted a Georgia Super Lawyer by her peers. Elizabeth also served as the long-time chair of the Coca-Cola Company Legal Division’s Pro Bono and Community Service Committee.
A graduate of Harvard University (cum laude 1982) and the University of Virginia Law School (1987) where she was Co-Executive Director of The Post-Conviction Assistance Project and a member of the Journal of Law and Politics, she is passionate about pro bono and community service work. Elizabeth serves on a number of non-profit boards in addition to Street Law, including as President of the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation; on the Board of Directors (immediate past-Chair) of the Study Hall, a non-profit devoted to providing educational and enrichment opportunities to families and children in one of Atlanta’s poorest neighborhoods; and on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence.
Elizabeth handles a number of pro bono matters, particularly in the areas of domestic violence and human trafficking. She has been recognized for her pro bono and community service work, receiving a number of awards including Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta’s Volunteer of the Year award, Counsel on Call’s Wonder Woman award, and the League of Women Voters’ Award for Community Service and Leadership.