J. Walker Johnson


Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A., Cornell; J.D., University of Kansas; LL.M. (Taxation), Georgetown

Professor Johnson is a Partner with Steptoe & Johnson where he practices in tax planning, tax controversies and tax litigation with an emphasis on the...

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Professor Johnson is a Partner with Steptoe & Johnson where he practices in tax planning, tax controversies and tax litigation with an emphasis on the taxation of insurance companies and other financial institutions. His tax planning practice includes company, product and investment tax issues, penalty and interest questions, merger and assumption reinsurance transactions, and consolidated return matters. Professor Johnson has litigated numerous cases in district courts, the Tax Court and the Court of Federal Claims, as well as in various Circuit Courts of Appeals and in the United States Supreme Court. Formerly, he was a trial attorney in the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice where he defended tax refund suits brought against the government by taxpayers.