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Khrista Johnson, J.D.
Associate Professor of Law

Office: School of Law (SOL)

  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2003, magna cum laude
  • A.B., Harvard University, 1998, cum laude

Before joining Pepperdine, Professor Johnson practiced with Morgan Lewis in London where she focused on all aspects of international taxation, including corporate, individual, estate, and trust planning for U.S. persons conducting business or residing abroad. She also advised individuals and charities on U.S. and cross-border charitable giving and structuring and served as Pro Bono Vice Chair for the office. While living in London, Professor Johnson was actively involved with her local church and with several charitable organizations. In addition, she was appointed to the Board of the Harvard Law School Alumni Association of the UK.



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Popular Press

  • Khrista McCarden Johnson, Presenter, Junior Tax Scholars' Workshop, University of Miami School of Law (May 2013).
  • Khrista McCarden Johnson, Moderator, Business/International Tax Panel, Pepperdine Law Review Tax Symposium, Malibu, California (Jan. 18, 2013).
  • Khrista McCarden Johnson, Presenter, Leading Paper for International Tax Research Symposium, 66th Congress of the International Fiscal Association, Boston, Massachusetts (2013).
  • Khrista McCarden Johnson, Academic Presenter, Tax Policy Colloquium, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California (2013).
  • Khrista McCarden Johnson, Dual-Qualified Structures: A Tax-Efficient Solution for Charitable Giving in the US and UK, FAMILY FOUNDATION ADVISOR, September/October 2008.
  • Khrista McCarden Johnson and Richard Cassell, Charitable Uses in the US, OFFSHORE INVESTMENT, July/August 2007 (published in association with 17th Oxford Offshore Symposium, Jesus College, Oxford University).
  • Khrista McCarden Johnson, European Commission Extends State Aid Regime for Film Production, 34 TAX NOTES INT'L, 1112 (2004), reprinted in 2004 WORLDWIDE TAX DAILY, 111-11 (2004).

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