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Charles J. Johnson

Clinical Associate Professor & Associate Director of the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship



BA in History, Trinity College (Connecticut), 1978
JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 1982

Professional Experience

Partner, Choate, Hall & Stewart, LLP, Boston, Massachusetts, 2002-2015
Partner, Hill & Barlow, Boston, Massachusetts, 2001-2002
Partner, Finnegan, Hickey, Dinsmoor & Johnson, Boston, Massachusetts, 1986-2001
Associate, Herrick & Smith, Boston, Massachusetts, 1982-1986

Academic Appointments

Clinical Associate Professor, UMass Amherst, 2015-Present


Managing Director and Member of Investment Committee, Maroon Venture Partners Fund, 2017-Present

Recent Honors / Awards

College Outstanding Teaching Award, 2019
Finalist, UMass Amherst Distinguished Teaching Award, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Teaching Interests

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Ethics