Kenneth Johnson, JD

Chief General Counsel, Sonic Healthcare USA
Austin, Texas

Kenneth Johnson is the Chief General Counsel of Sonic Healthcare USA. Kenneth joined Sonic Healthcare USA after serving in numerous legal and quasi-legal roles for Quest Diagnostics, Inc. spanning over 25 years. Immediately before joining SHUSA, Kenneth held the title of Senior Corporate Counsel where he was lead counsel for Quest’s anatomic pathology, dermatopathology, and molecular diagnostic services division, provided sole legal support for the Southwest Region and Accountable Care Organization Division, and was a key member of Quest’s merger and acquisition due to diligence teams. Additional prior roles included Director, Legal Compliance, Compliance Attorney, and Director, Employee Relations. In these roles, Kenneth provided legal advice on a wide spectrum of issues, including federal/state fraud and abuse laws, employment issues, Medicare and other third party reimbursement issues, and data privacy/security matters.

Kenneth received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and earned his law degree from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University. He was a Law Review Member and graduated Order of the Coif. Kenneth also was a member of the Board of Directors and served as Past President of the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), and recently served a two-year term as Chair of the ACC’s National Health Law Committee.

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