Overview

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Primary Role
Founding Principal @
Born:
November 1, 1971
Gender:
Male
Location:
Unknown
Website:
http://bottomlinelawgroup.com
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Person Details

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Antone Johnson is a California business lawyer and executive advising technology and media companies, entrepreneurs and investors in corporate, commercial and intellectual property matters. His area of focus is the intersection between technology, media, finance, law and public policy, with particular emphasis on lean startups and growth companies in social media, Web 2.0, digital media, location-based mobile apps, and other IP-intensive, consumer-facing businesses.

Johnson is founder of Bottom Line Law Group, a business and IP law firm in San Francisco and Santa Monica, California. Previously, he served as Vice President, Legal Affairs at eHarmony, Inc., where he directed the company’s legal and government affairs teams to support the worldwide operations of its flagship eHarmony online relationship service, as well as its network of content and community websites. Johnson has deep roots in the consumer Web and digital media industries, having served in a variety of in-house legal/business affairs roles since 2000 at pioneering broadband Internet content and access provider [email protected], entertainment guidance leader Gemstar-TV Guide, and Intermix Media, Inc., which incubated and operated MySpace until its 2005 acquisition by News Corp. Digital Media Group. Prior to [email protected], Johnson was a corporate attorney in private practice at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto and Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP in Los Angeles.

Johnson holds a J.D. from Columbia University, where he earned the honor of Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, as well as a B.A. cum laude in Economics from Williams College. Named by Venture Hacks as a recommended “social startup lawyer”, he is a prolific commentator in many forms of social media, blogging at Gust and Mashtag, recognized as a “Top Writer” by Quora, and contributing to publications including TechCrunch and the Wall Street Journal.

Jobs (14)

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Current

Outside Counsel, Advisor

2014 - Current   (over 2 years)

Founding Principal

Dec, 2009 - Current   (almost 7 years)
Past
Started
Ended
Title
Company
Sep 12, 2011
Unknown
Blogger
Nov, 2013
Mar, 2015
Legal
Jun 1, 2011
Aug 1, 2013
Board of Directors, Co-Founder & VP Legal Affairs
Apr, 2011
Dec, 2011
Co-Organizer, IdeakickLA
Aug, 2006
Aug, 2009
VP, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary
Jul, 2004
Jul, 2006
Director, Business & Legal Affairs
Jul, 2004
Jul, 2006
Director, Business & Legal Affairs
Jul, 2004
Jul, 2006
Assistant General Counsel
Jul, 2002
Jun, 2004
Corporate Counsel
May, 1998
Apr, 2000
Attorney
Jun, 1995
Apr, 1998
Attorney

Board & Advisor Roles (3)

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Education (1)

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