WilmerHale Clinical Fellow
Richard Johnston is a longtime partner at WilmerHale who has had connections with the Legal Services Center for approximately 20 years and also taught in the Trial Advocacy Workshop at Harvard Law School for approximately 15 years.
Richard specializes in business litigation and arbitration at WilmerHale He has represented many clients in the health care sector including doctors, hospitals, clinical laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, national pharmacy chains, pharmacy benefit managers, medical device manufacturers, developers of hospital software systems, medical billing companies and internet medical information companies.
In addition, he has been involved in several international, national and local pro bono litigation cases including health law issues during his career, including constitutional litigation regarding government limitations on AIDS-prevention funding and class actions over Social Security disability benefits, obesity limitations on Medicaid-financed surgery, and increased residential facilities for victims of brain injuries.
Richard also has experience in dealing with federal, state and local agencies in seeking to identify the availability of medical services and payment mechanisms for the elderly.
Richard is on the board of directors of several educational and nonprofit organizations, including a charter high school in Boston, an organization which funds schools and economic development projects in East Africa, and two land conservation organizations on Cape Cod.
He is a 1972 magna cum laude graduate of Cornell University and a 1976 cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School.