Terry D. Johnson defends employers against employment law claims involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, violations of public policy, and violations of whistleblower rights. He appears before US state, federal, and appellate courts and federal and state administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, and the New York State Division of Human Rights. Terry is a co-leader of the firm’s Black Lawyer Network.
In addition to litigating, Terry counsels clients on a variety of workplace and personnel matters and works with clients to develop and implement effective policies. He also conducts independent investigations into alleged employment law violations.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Terry practiced labor and employment law at law firms in Princeton and Philadelphia. Before entering private practice, Terry was a law clerk to Justice James R. Zazzali of the New Jersey Supreme Court. He served as a judicial intern to Judge Michael Chertoff of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit while in law school.
Rutgers University, 2001, B.S.
Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, 2004, J.D.
Supreme Court of the United States
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
US District Court for the District of New Jersey
Clerkship to Judge James Zazzali of the Supreme Court of New Jersey (2004 - 2005)
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized, Rising Star, Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) (2020)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017, 2019)
Recommended, Labor and employment - Labor and employment litigation disputes (including collective actions) - defense, The Legal 500 US (2017, 2018)
Recommended, Labor and employment - Workplace and employment counseling, The Legal 500 US (2017, 2021)
The New Jersey Law Journal's Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment: Winner 2013, Finalist 2014, Winner 2015
Selected to the The National Bar Association’s “40 Under 40” for 2016