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Hilary Johnson


Hilary Johnson is a counsel in the Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation Group in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office. Hilary focuses her practice on defending medical device and pharmaceutical industry clients from products liability litigation. Her practice spans a wide array of products liability matters in state and federal courts across the county, from individual claims to multidistrict or multijurisdictional litigation. Clients include entities at all levels of the distribution chain: product manufactures, designers, distributors, and retailers. Hilary also counsels clients on U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory compliance and enforcement matters.

Hilary’s recent experience includes:

  • Defending a multinational medical device company in mass tort litigation pending in numerous state and federal courts.
  • Defending the entire docket of medical device and pharmaceutical product liability litigation for a global health care services company.

In addition, Hilary has an active pro bono practice focused on representing individuals seeking Social Security Disability benefits.

Hilary graduated from Northwestern University in 2009 with a B.A. in psychology. She earned her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2015. Before joining Crowell & Moring, Hilary clerked at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Office of Special Masters, which adjudicates National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program claims.


  • Northwestern University, B.A. (2009)
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. (2015)


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Virginia, U.S. Court of Federal Claims

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"3D Printing At The Point Of Care: Compliance And Liability Concerns," OC Lawyer (May 2022). Authors: Hilary Johnson, and John Fuson.
3D printing devices on site: healthcare hero or hazard? Medical Technology (February 22, 2022)
Press Coverage
"FDA Solicits Input on Regulatory Approach to 3D Printing of Medical Devices at the Point of Care," Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation Alert (December 13, 2021). Contacts: John Fuson, Hilary Johnson
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Supply Chain Indemnification Tips For Medical Device Cos.," Law360 (December 7, 2021). Authors: Andrew D. Kaplan, Hilary Johnson, Rachael Padgett, and Ariel Amaru.
"Risk Allocation For Drug And Device Cos. And Their Suppliers," Law360 (February 12, 2021). Authors: Hilary Johnson, Karla I. Arias, and Emily Tucker.
"PREP Act Protections For COVID-19 Vaccine Liability," Pharmaceutical Executive (January 11, 2021). Authors: Cheryl A. Falvey, Chalana N. Damron, Hilary Johnson, Mariam Sarwar.
Crowell & Moring Elects Nine New Partners and Promotes 18 to Counsel Positions (January 4, 2021)
Firm News / Announcement
"What Lessons Can Be Learned from Food and Drug Administration Activity in 2020, and How Can Manufacturers of COVID Countermeasures Reduce Risk and Optimize Opportunities?" Crowell & Moring Webinar (December 7, 2020). Presenters: Cheryl A. Falvey, John Fuson, Lauren Aronson, Chalana N. Damron, and Hilary Johnson.
"Proposed Legislation Would Expand FDA Authority Over Counterfeit Medical Devices," Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation Alert (October 2, 2020). Contacts: Andrew D. Kaplan, Hilary Johnson, Robbie Rogart Jost
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Shifting Liability: AI in Medical Devices," Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation Alert (February 19, 2020). Contacts: Andrew D. Kaplan, Hilary Johnson
Client Alert / Newsletter

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