Shaka Johnson was born and raised in San Diego, and currently serves as a senior attorney at Sony Electronics Inc. At Sony, Johnson is the lead attorney for the U.S. post-sales support and promotions group, while also managing litigation and product safety matters.
Prior to his arrival at Sony, Johnson served as corporate counsel at Sanyo North America Corporation (2009-2011) and Gateway Inc. (2006-2009). As Corporate Counsel at these various companies, Johnson has handled numerous corporate legal matters, including management of contracts, litigation management, product development and marketing, employment, corporate communications, and several other general corporate advising and compliance matters throughout North America.
Prior to serving as corporate counsel at Gateway, Johnson was a litigation attorney at Higgs, Fletcher & Mack LLP in San Diego. He earned his B.S. in business administration from Sonoma State University in 2000, and went on to earn his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2003.
Johnson will be a member of the board of directors with the Associations of Corporate Counsel – San Diego chapter in 2013, and is currently a director with the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association, the SDCBA-ACC Diversity Fellowship Program, and a member of the Jackie Robinson YMCA Board of Managers in San Diego. Johnson is an avid sports enthusiast and is married to his wonderful wife, Kandus.