Brian E. Johnson is an associate in Cohen Milstein's Consumer Protection practice, where he represents consumers in a wide range of consumer protection class actions, including false advertising, data breach, and product liability and warranty claim class actions.
Mr. Johnson brings to bear extensive state court consumer protection law experience - essential to addressing emergent statutory rights and injury-In-fact Article III standing requirement issues. Prior to joining Cohen Milstein in 2018, originally as a Staff Attorney, Mr. Johnson was an associate at a Missouri-based law firm where he represented consumers in class actions the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Mr. Johnson also played a role in assisting Heartland Center for Jobs & Freedom, a non-profit advocacy organization focused on helping low-wage workers, expand Its advocacy efforts in consumer rights and tenant rights.
Mr. Johnson is currently litigating the following notable matters:
- Ariza v. Luxottica Retail North America (LensCrafters) (E.D.N.Y.): Cohen Milstein represents purchasers of LensCrafters’ Accufit Digital Measurement System (Accufit) services, who allege that LensCrafters used false, misleading advertising and deceptive sales practices about Accufit being “five times more accurate” in measuring pupillary distance than traditional methods. The court granted class certification on December 13, 2021, including the certification of a damages class for New York, California, and Florida.
- Prescott, et al. v. Reckitt Benckiser LLC (N.D. Cal.): On July 29, 2022, the court granted class certification in California, New York, and Massachusetts in this false advertising consumer protection class action. Plaintiffs allege that Reckitt’s Woolite laundry detergent labeled with “COLOR RENEW” and/or “revives colors” were false and misleading because Woolite does not renew or revive color in clothing.
Following law school, Mr. Johnson served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Margaret L. Sauer and the Honorable Janette K. Rodecap, 16th Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri.
Mr. Johnson is a graduate of Missouri State University, where he received a dual B.A., magna cum laude, in History and German in 2005. He earned his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School in 2012. Mr. Johnson also studied at Webster University in Vienna, Austria, earning a M.A. in International Relations in 2007.