Harry S. Johnson to Participate in University of Maryland and CenterStage Event, "An Evening of Law and Theater"

Date: April 15, 2008

Baltimore - Harry S. Johnson, a partner at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, will participate in a panel discussion during An Evening of Law and Theater presented by the University of Maryland School of Law and CenterStage on Thursday, April 24, 2008, at CenterStage. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. with "Women's Work," a pre-theater bistro dinner and discussion and concludes with an 8:00 p.m. world premiere performance of "These Shining Lives," a play set in the Roaring Twenties about a group of working women who unite to fight against corporate deceit and criminal cowardice. (For tickets, please contact University of Maryland's Office of Institutional Advancement at 410.706.2070 or contact CENTERSTAGE if you already have tickets to the performance.)

A partner in Whiteford, Taylor & Preston's Baltimore office, Johnson chairs the firm's Specialty Litigation section, and his legal practice focuses primarily on complex litigation. Johnson currently serves as the Fourth Circuit representative on the American Bar Association's (ABA) Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar delegation in the ABA's House of Delegates. Former President and Treasurer of the Maryland State Bar Association, Johnson is a member of the Maryland State Bar Foundation's Board of Directors, the Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure for the Court of Appeals of Maryland, the Eighth Judicial Circuit Character Committee, and the Baltimore City Bar Association's Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee.

Locally, Johnson also serves on the boards of CenterStage, the Baltimore Community Foundation, and GBMC HealthCare, Inc. (where he serves as a Vice Chair), among others. He has been listed among the Best Lawyers in America, Black Enterprise Magazine's Top Black Lawyers in America, the Maryland Daily Record's Leadership in Law program, and Maryland's Super Lawyers.

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