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.
Professor Johnson began her legal career with Latham & Watkins LLP in Los Angeles. During her first two years of practice, she was selected as a Washington, D.C. delegate by the State Bar of California and the Los Angeles County Bar Association Taxation section to present a policy paper on charitable giving and planning before the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department, which was later published. She has practiced international tax law in Paris and completed a clerkship in New York with the Honorable Barrington D. Parker of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.