MATTHEW E. JOHNSON advises clients on a wide range of corporate matters including venture capital investments, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic alliances. Prior to joining Sidley, Matthew was Senior Counsel (M&A and Corporate Governance) with Monsanto Company. He was lead counsel to Monsanto Growth Ventures, the company’s venture capital group, and handled many of Monsanto’s most important strategic investments and collaborations. He also managed various corporate governance and board matters, as well as SEC registration statements and public company reporting.
Earlier in his career, Matthew was an associate at an international law firm, where he represented a variety of public and private companies in securities transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and SEC reporting matters.
Matthew earned his J.D. from The University of Chicago Law School, where he was a research assistant for Judge Richard A. Posner. He received his B.S. in Economics and Biochemistry from Brigham Young University.