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You CAN Handle The Truth

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Silver and Sage Room, Old Main


Is honesty actually the best policy?

Leaders around the globe are begging their teams to tell the truth — to challenge ideas in meetings, to answer difficult questions with candor, and to rock the status quo.

The challenge is that telling the truth isn’t always easy. Can you handle the truth? What’s the cost if you can’t?

The Division of Human Resources invites you to discover how honesty is the cornerstone of your success 1-2 p.m. Monday, October 16 at Silver and Sage in Old Main with Laura Todd Johnson, Senior Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel for UA. As the UA’s General Counsel, Ms. Johnson is an expert at identifying the truth based on the facts – while considering how honesty is perceived. 

This event is part on an ongoing series regarding SMART conversations.



Laura Todd Johnson serves as the University’s Senior Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel and reports directly to President Robert C. Robbins.  She leads the impressive team of attorneys and professional staff in the Office of the General Counsel as they provide advice and support to the President and other members of the University administration, as well as members of the Arizona Board of Regents.  Ms. Johnson oversees litigation involving the University and is responsible for a broad range of legal issues, including those involving institutional governance, intellectual property and licensing, research contracts and compliance, international transactions, employment matters, charitable giving, student-related issues, real estate, taxation, and government regulations.

Prior to joining the University, Ms. Johnson was a founding partner of a Tucson law firm where her area of practice focused on employment discrimination litigation in federal and state courts.  Ms. Johnson is also a former trial attorney with both the Phoenix and Chicago District Offices of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission where she litigated individual and complex class discrimination suits.

Ms. Johnson received her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Arizona.  She is a past Chair of the Arizona State Bar Employment and Labor Law Section, and is a member of the Arizona State Bar Association and the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA).  Ms. Johnson is also a member of the NACUA Board of Directors and Chair of the NACUA Committee on Strategic Planning.

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