Scott Johnson is a founding principal in the firm and holds the highest attorney rating (AV) by Martindale-Hubbell. His emphasis is government relations at the Virginia General Assembly, representation of licensees before the Virginia Regulatory Agencies and Boards, and representation before the State Corporation Commission. Mr. Johnson serves as general counsel to The Medical Society of Virginia, the Virginia Dental Association, and the Virginia Beer Wholesalers Association. Mr. Johnson has repeatedly been selected by his peers as a Legal Elite in the specialty of governmental relations by Virginia Business magazine. Mr. Johnson has also been recognized by “The Best Lawyers in America” and "Super Lawyers" magazine in the specialty area of government relations. Mr. Johnson leads the firm’s Government Relations Team and routinely appears before the Virginia General Assembly to lobby on a broad number of issues affecting businesses, landowners, hospitals, physicians and professional associations. His experience and track record of drafting and introducing legislation, advocating, amending, or opposing legislation, has proven indispensable to firm clients in Virginia and beyond. Mr. Johnson represents The Medical Society of Virginia, International Paper, The Virginia Biotech Association, HCA Healthcare, Community Health Systems, Consumer Healthcare Products Association, Comcast, Community Loans of America, Deloitte, Vertex, Amgen, IBM, The Virginia Beer Wholesalers Association and a number of other businesses and associations.