LEadership

Advisory Board

Chad S. Johnson

Esq., Special Counsel for Corporate Development

Chad S. Johnson, Esq., is a Harvard-trained corporate, legislative, and regulatory attorney with significant experience in advising health and biotechnology companies and pursuing entrepreneurial ventures. After clerking for a federal judge, Chad joined top law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in its Washington, DC office where he focused on financial institution regulatory law and substantial pro bono advocacy on behalf of political, civil rights, and poverty-mitigation and other civic organizations. Leaving the firm after several years to work on a presidential campaign as deputy national director of business leader outreach, he is an active member of the District of Columbia Bar and the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court. Chad works as a business leader, board member, and legal counsel for North American and European health-related, drug-development, and biotechnology companies and non-profit organizations, with a focus on entrepreneurial ventures in biotechnology and pathogen-related treatment and mitigation. He is a member of the IAS and the Infectious Disease Society of America and has attended numerous scientific conferences internationally. Chad remains active in the Harvard College and Harvard Law School alumni associations. Originally from Kansas, Chad has lived and worked in Washington, DC and/or the DC metro area for more than 25 years.