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Mr. Jacob Axel Johnson

Alston & Bird LLP

Jacob Johnson is a senior associate in Alston & Bird’s Financial Restructuring & Reorganization Group. He represents clients in a wide range of insolvency matters both in and out of court.


In court, Jacob represents clients in domestic and cross-border cases under the Bankruptcy Code, receiverships (creditor, regulatory, and SEC), ABCs, and state-law liquidations. He also represents clients in complex domestic and cross-border insolvency-related litigation, with a particular focus on complicated financial transactions. Outside the courtroom, Jacob negotiates out-of-court debt restructurings and business-separation agreements and counsels banks, large corporations, funds, and smaller companies in a wide variety of insolvency matters related to investment structures, corporate transactions, credit-risk mitigation, and financial services.


Jacob has been recognized in the “Ones to Watch” list by The Best Lawyers in America© for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law since its inauguration in 2020.


Jacob formerly clerked for the Hon. Marc T. Treadwell in the U.S. District Court for Middle District of Georgia and the Hon. Austin E. Carter in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Georgia. In law school, Jacob served as managing editor for the Mercer Law Review.