SENIOR VP AND CO-HEAD OF LITIGATION INVESTING, D.E. SHAW & CO.
Sarah Johnson is a senior vice president of D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P. and co-head of the Litigation Investing team within the D. E. Shaw group’s Private Credit investment unit. Ms. Johnson has been a member of the Private Credit unit since 2006, primarily working on distressed investments, including restructurings, opportunities in stressed equities, litigation plays (including monetizing litigation assets), and bankruptcy liquidations. She has served as co-head of the Litigation Investing team since its launch in 2018 and, in that capacity, focuses on structuring and evaluating investments in complex commercial disputes and more traditional restructuring investing. Prior to joining the D. E. Shaw group, Ms. Johnson was an associate in the restructuring and finance group of the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. She began her career as an investment banking analyst at Salomon Smith Barney Inc. Ms. Johnson graduated cum laude from Duke University with a B.A. in economics and received her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and James Kent Scholar.