Matthew Johnson

Special Counsel

+1 202 776 2445

Matt Johnson focuses on assisting higher education institutions and education technology companies regarding a variety of regulatory issues including state and federal privacy laws at the K-12 and postsecondary levels, including FERPA, state authorization and distance education issues, professional licensure, and veterans and military education benefits concerns.

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  • Frontline Education Sells to Thoma Bravo 

  • Cooley Represents Lead Investors in $1.1 Billion Acquisition of Apollo Education Group 


  • George Washington University Law School
    JD, high honors, 2009

  • Pennsylvania State University
    BA, with high distinction and honors, 2005

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District of Columbia



+1 202 776 2445 office
+1 202 842 7899 fax

1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20004-2400