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Frances Johnston

Frances Johnston

Francie Johnston's practice focuses on technology start-up companies and includes initial company formation, both company and investor-side representation in private equity financings, securities compliance, general corporate governance matters, commercial contracts, technology licensing, mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions.


Before joining Haynes and Boone, Francie worked as a lawyer with the Royse Law Firm and other law firms. Prior to law school, Francie worked with a number of fine arts organizations (the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and Sotheby’s auction house in New York) and entertainment companies (CBS Television and Walt Disney Studios in southern California).

Professional and Community Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Palo Alto Bar Association
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B.A., Art History and French, Stanford University

J.D., Stanford Law School

M.B.A., University of California Los Angeles



Press Release
Haynes Boone Advises Efemoral Medical in Series A1 Funding for New Innovation in Arterial Disease Tr [...]
January 23, 2023

Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Roger Royse, Counsel Francine Johnston, and Attorney Gabor Szecsi represented Efemoral Medical, developer of advanced interventional bioresorbable therapies, in the closing of its $4.9M preferred Series A1 round. The financing closed on Jan. 17, 2023. Supported by existing investors as well as an experienced cohort of new investors, the proceeds will further Efemoral' [...]