Attorney, Member of the Firm
Mark Johnson brings over 20 years of legal experience in both private practice and in-house in Washington, DC, advising on issues related to telecommunications, transportation, data privacy and public policy, as well as working closely with the Federal Communications Commission, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Congress.
Mark is also an experienced corporate attorney, handling the creation, structuring and governance of nonprofit and commercial organizations, including 501(c)(3) charitable organizations, 501(c)(6) industry trade associations, and start-ups and emerging companies. For more than a decade, Mark has served as outside General Counsel to the OmniAir Consortium, a Washington, D.C. trade association with transportation and telecommunications issues. Mark’s clients at Outside GC include Tata Communications, Oxford Immunotec, Crowdskout, DoubleDown Interactive, Simpli.fi, and ZOLL Medical.
In addition to his corporate work, Mark specializes in GDPR compliance matters, particularly for U.S. entities processing personal information of EU residents. He handles a variety of issues, including the drafting and updating of Privacy Policies, obtaining self-certification under the EU-US Privacy Shield, developing internal compliance processes and policies, and drafting and negotiating Data Processing Agreements.
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, D.C. and Virginia Bars.
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.