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Kristen F. Johns

Kristen F. Johns

Partner Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis


Kristen Johns is a Partner in Waller’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and the founder of TokenizeTN, a trade organization created to realize the full potential of emerging technologies in Tennessee.

Kristen’s legal experience intersects privacy, security, technology, and intellectual property, and she leads the firm’s distributed ledger/blockchain practice. As a registered patent attorney, Kristen helps clients protect and maximize their intellectual property and advises clients on a broad range of issues, including patent and trademark strategies, data privacy and security matters, cybersecurity and cloud-related issues.

Before joining Waller, Kristen was General Counsel for a start-up life sciences company where she negotiated numerous multi-million dollar collaboration agreements and commercial alliances in addition to managing the company’s IP portfolio. More recently, Kristen served as Assistant General Counsel at Emdeon (now Change Healthcare), a leading provider of revenue and payment cycle solutions.

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