Matthew Johnson

Special Counsel

Matt Johnson advises edtech companies and investors across the US, Asia and Europe on strategic, regulatory and global privacy concerns critical to building a successful business in a highly regulated sector. His experience stretches from preK-12 through postsecondary to enterprise and lifelong learning solutions driving the future of work. Matt works frequently with companies of all sizes, from pre-seed startups to public companies.  

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  • India-Based Edtech Company Byju’s Acquires Epic 

  • 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

Admissions & Credentials

District of Columbia