Abigail Johnson

General Counsel and Vice President, Operations

Abigail is general counsel and vice president of operations at Sapphire Ventures, where she is responsible for managing the organization’s legal affairs and supporting its operations and corporate compliance.  Prior to joining Sapphire Ventures in 2015, Abigail was an associate at Jones Day, where she practiced in the areas of venture capital, M&A, fund formation, and general corporate and securities matters.  She also worked in-house at an early-stage fintech company in the Bay Area prior to joining Jones Day and, before attending law school, she worked in management consulting at Charles River Associates.

Abigail grew up in central Illinois and has lived and studied in Chicago, Houston, Washington D.C., and South Africa.  She holds a JD from the University of Chicago Law School and a BA from Rice University with honors, where she double majored in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Policy Studies.