Evan Johnson is a corporate partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and a member of the Firm’s Shareholder Activism & Hostile Takeover Defense Practice Group. Evan's practice focuses on preparing for and responding to shareholder activism, proxy fights, and hostile takeovers. He also advises public companies and their boards of directors and management on corporate governance, investor relations, ESG-related issues, and other corporate, transactional, and securities law matters and special situations.

His practice is informed by his prior experience advising hedge funds and other investors on matters including proxy contests, hostile takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, campaign settlement negotiations, shareholder proposals, securities filings, SEC rulemaking, and corporate governance.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2018New York


  • Cornell Law SchoolJ.D.2017
    Cornell Law Review
  • Bethel UniversityB.A., Philosophywith Honors2013