Natalya Johnson Named New Jersey Attorney of the Year

Natalya Johnson, A.B. ’07, J.D. ’10, senior counsel for Johnson & Johnson and immediate past president of the Garden State Bar Association, was named New Jersey Law Journal’s Attorney of the Year at the New Jersey Legal Awards held September 13, 2023. During her presidency, she wrote the Law Journal, Johnson “marshaled efforts to form a charitable foundation to boost scholarships, presided over the formation of a Mental Health and Wellness Committee, and established the organization’s first physical office and meeting space.”

Johnson is actively engaged in the alumni communities of the University and the Law School. She currently serves on the Law School’s DEI Alumni Leadership Council and the President’s Council of Cornell Women. On March 10, 2023, Johnson delivered the keynote address at the Mary Kennedy Brown Society’s Women’s Summit in New York City. She is the immediate past president of the Cornell Black Lawyers Alumni Network and previously served on the Executive Board of the Cornell Law School Alumni Association.