Kelly A. Johnson

MPA/JD’90, Specialized Study/Law

IU Bloomington


Kelly Johnson is an attorney who leads the environment, energy, and natural resources practice group at the law firm Holland & Hart in Washington, D.C. She provides legal and strategic advice to clients on federal legislative and regulatory issues originating from Congress, the White House, executive branch agencies, and the courts. Her practice, at the intersection of law and public policy, is based on extensive experience gained from her public service on Capitol Hill and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Johnson previously served as senior counsel to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and as deputy assistant attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice and the acting assistant attorney general of the Environment and Natural Resources Division.

Johnson received her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and an MPA and a JD from Indiana University.