Kevin W. Johnson

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Kevin W.Johnson
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6756
Cell: 303.667.5153

Kevin W. Johnson is a member of the firm’s Corporate Transactions & Securities, and Environmental, Energy & Natural Resources departments. While Kevin has significant experience in a number of industrial sectors, his practice focuses on devising  structures to create value through transactions related to the purchase, sale, development, financing and commercialization of infrastructure and natural resources projects. He has represented national and international clients in a wide variety of transactions. When dealing with infrastructure and natural resources projects, Kevin says he “helps clients turn dirt into cash”.

Kevin previously was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Molycorp, Inc., a publicly traded international rare earth mining and processing company with corporate offices in Denver, where he was responsible for all aspects of Molcorp’s legal affairs on a global basis. Before joining Molycorp, Kevin was a partner at Holland & Hart in Denver, Colorado. Kevin began his legal career at The Dow Chemical Company, where he had the opportunity to live and work in Europe for five years. Kevin speaks Spanish.


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Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School (J.D., 1984)

Winner of John S. Welch Award for Excellence in Legal Writing
Member, Board of Advocates

London School of Economics (M.Sc. in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, 1983)

Harvard University (A.B., cum laude, 1980)



Member, Denver Bar Association

Member, Colorado Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association


Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
Co-Chair, Special Institute on Due Diligence in Mining and Oil & Gas Transactions

Rocky Mountain World Trade Center Association
Past Chairman

Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School
Alumni Board

University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Adjunct Professor, International Finance
(2000 - 2003)


Michigan (Inactive)


Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School