Mark Johnson

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Attorney, Member of the Firm
Phone: 202-557-9737
Email: mjohnson@outsidegc.com

Mark is an attorney with over 20 years of experience in a major law firm and in-house with a trade association in Washington, DC.  His work has involved advising on telecommunications, transportation, data privacy regulations and public policy, as well as significant interaction with the Federal Communications Commission, US Department of Transportation, US Department of Commerce and the US Congress. 

Mark is also experienced with the creation, structuring and governance of nonprofits, including 501(c)(6) industry trade associations and other nonprofit and commercial organizations.  For example, he has served as outside counsel for more than a decade to the OmniAir Consortium (www.omniair.org), a Washington, DC trade association involving transportation and telecommunications interests.  Mark also currently directs the legal activities of two related start-up entities: Cmax Foundation (www.cmaxfoundation.org), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity (www.cmaxfoundation.org) and Cmax System, Inc. (www.cmaxsystem.com), a Public Benefits Corporation, which together are developing and promoting an innovative design of emergency shelters to improve the living conditions and enhance the dignity of the millions of refugees worldwide who have been displaced by natural disasters, armed conflicts, and other emergencies. 

Prior to joining Outside GC, Mark was a Senior Attorney in the Washington, DC office of the international law firm, Squire Patton Boggs, as a member in its Telecommunications and Data Privacy practice groups.  Before the law firm, Mark was Deputy General Counsel for the Intelligent Transportation Society America, a technology and transportation trade association. 

Mark received his JD from the American University Washington College of Law, where he served as Executive Articles Editor of the Law Review.   He is a member of the Washington, DC and Virginia Bar. 

Mark is a fluent Spanish speaker and lived and worked in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 2006 to 2009.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Escuela Argentina, a part-time Spanish-language school in Potomac, Maryland.   Mark is also very involved with kids’ soccer club, spending many weekends on the sidelines cheering on his son and daughter.