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Deidre Johnson

Deidre is a corporate attorney at Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston, where she leads the Pre-merger Group under the Antitrust Group. Her team analyzes and obtains clearance in the US and globally for corporate mergers and acquisitions. In 2021, Deidre was named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers for her antitrust work in Massachusetts. Deidre is a graduate of Northeastern Law School and Boston College. When she was a Phillips Scholar at Boston College, she felt the scholarship was instrumental in helping her advance her education. She continues to carry on the spirit of the Phillips Scholarship both at work and beyond. She writes, “in the days since being a Phillips scholar, I have come to recognize that service includes even seemingly small informal acts and actions – for example, everyday kindness and mentoring – to help others advance in their personal and professional lives.” More formally, Deidre serves as Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Public Service Committee and has participated in several pro bono cases at her firm, primarily helping victims of human trafficking and those seeking asylum.