USD School of Law Alumnus Shaka Johnson ‘03 (JD) Named One of 2021’s 100 Most Influential African Americans in Business

Shaka Johnson ‘03 (JD) Named One of 2021’s 100 Most Influential African Americans in Business

Shaka Johnson

SAN DIEGO (March 12, 2021) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumnus Shaka Johnson, ’03 (JD), Vice President and Associate General Counsel (Head of Legal) for Sony Electronics, was recently named one of 2021’s 100 Most Influential African Americans in Business by the National Diversity Council.

Johnson has extensive experience in in-house legal work, having worked at Sony earlier in his career before returning in 2018, and also served as Associate General Counsel at Facebook. Johnson has also served as an attorney for Gateway, Inc. and Higgs, Fletcher & Mack.

Johnson is currently a member of the USD Law Board of Visitors and has previously served on the USD Law Alumni Board’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Johnson also worked with the group that advocated for the San Diego County Bar and Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Diversity Fellowship Program.

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About the University of San Diego School of Law

Each year, USD educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world.  The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest law and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates.  The law school's faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 36th nationally among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 22nd nationally in past-year faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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