Jeremiah Johnston is general counsel at Sedo (www.sedo.com), the largest online marketplace for buying and selling domain names and websites. Jeremiah began his career with Sedo in 2004 as general counsel, helping the company keep a step ahead of the domain industry's ever-changing legal landscape. As general counsel, Jeremiah oversees a variety of responsibilities for Sedo and helps lead its push into the North American market. Jeremiah represents Sedo as a founding member of the Internet Commerce Association (ICA) and sits on the Board of Directors in the role of association president, helping to shape the future of domain names in the political space.
With close to 15 years of experience leading internet-related companies and an academic background that focused on global intellectual property, Jeremiah has helped Sedo identify opportunities and risks while always keeping an eye on the horizon.
Jeremiah is a 2008 “Up & Coming Lawyer” honoree by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and was chosen as one of the Boston Business Journal’s “Forty Under Forty” for 2009. Domainer’s Magazine named Jeremiah its “Domain Educator of the Year” for 2010 for helping spread the word on the value of domain names as a Sedo and ICA spokesperson.
Jeremiah holds a BS in Mass Communication from the University of Utah (USA) and a Juris Doctor degree from the Suffolk University School of Law (USA) where he completed a concentration with distinction in international law and intellectual property while taking time to study in Sweden and serving as the managing editor of the Journal of High Technology Law.