Robert F. Johnson III

Senior Attorney, Government Affairs
3000 One American Center
600 Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701
t 512.542.7127 f 512.542.7327

Rob Johnson focuses his practice on complex litigation disputes and appeals across a wide range of industries, often representing companies and owners as individuals who are of interest to the Texas Attorney General’s office. He represents local, regional and national clients and has been involved in matters dealing with:

  • Open records (FOIA and PIA) and open meetings issues
  • Sovereign immunity and 11th Amendment
  • Civil investigative demand
  • Medicaid fraud and consumer protection
  • Agency regulatory investigations, actions and contested hearings
  • International jurisdictional and venue issues
  • Injunctions and restraining orders
  • Frozen assets, both corporate and individual

In addition to his steadfast courtroom demeanor, clients – both large and small – turn to Rob for his experienced counsel regarding risk management, protection of trade secrets and litigation avoidance. Rob is also a trained mediator.

Prior to joining Gardere, Rob served for more than five years as an assistant attorney general in Austin, focusing on employment and civil rights law, as well as defending the constitutionality of Texas statutes and rules. He defended state agencies and officials in both state and federal trials and appeals. Before the Office of the Texas Attorney General, Rob was a litigator for a local Austin law firm, and he served as a staff attorney for the State Commission on Judicial Conduct, also in Austin.

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