Bruce E.H. Johnson
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Seattle
BRUCE JOHNSON is the chair of the Privacy and Security Group at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. A member of the Washington and California Bars and a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School, he has spent more than three decades handling privacy matters for media and commercial clients in Seattle and throughout the Pacific Northwest. Among his privacy and security cases is Zango, Inc. v. Kaspersky Lab, Inc., 568 F.3d 1169 (9th Cir. 2009), in which the Ninth Circuit affirmed a federal district court dismissal of a lawsuit by an adware supplier against a distributor of anti-malware products, holding that the immunity of 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2) enables anti-malware companies to provide consumers with access to information about potentially “objectionable” software without liability. He also regularly handles legal ethics matters for lawyers, law firms, and legal departments.