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Elizabeth Finn Johnson, Vice Chair

Senior Litigation & Employment Counsel — The Coca-Cola Company

Staff photo: Elizabeth Finn Johnson, Vice Chair

Elizabeth Finn Johnson, Senior Counsel, Employee Relations for the Coca-Cola Company, joined Coca‑Cola’s Legal Division in 1990, and since approximately 1994, her practice has concentrated in employment discrimination counseling and litigation defense. She has 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. 

In addition, Elizabeth is counsel to the Company’s Global Workplace Rights function, which includes the Company’s Human Rights work, a subject about which she is passionate.

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, 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; on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence; and as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Street Law, Inc., an internationally known organization teaching about law and democracy around the world. 

She is the long-time chair of the Coca-Cola Company Legal Division’s Pro Bono and Community Service Committee, and in that capacity, leads the Company’s pro bono and community service work. Elizabeth also handles a number of pro bono matters herself, 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.


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