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Johanna Hyman focuses her practice on complex commercial disputes, with an emphasis on financial services and intellectual property litigation. Her clients include financial, technology, media, and entertainment companies. Johanna uses her industry experience to help clients achieve their business objectives, whether at mediation, at trial, or on appeal.


  • Financial services litigation
  • Commercial litigation
  • Intellectual property litigation
  • Entertainment



  • Defending a national bank as trustee of reinsurance trust in federal district court.
  • Representing a national bank as trustee of citizen aircraft trust in trust instruction proceedings.
  • Defended corporation in a dispute involving financial technology solutions for the banking industry, including the prosecution of counterclaims for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty.°
  • Representing an international medical technology company in a dispute with a former sales agent.
  • Trial counsel for defendant in a shareholder dispute in Illinois state court relating to alleged mismanagement of real estate ventures.°
  • Represented defendant in a dispute over the trademark MENUDO in Florida federal court.°
  • Represented a U.S.-based IT consulting firm in a business and copyright dispute with an overseas outsourcing affiliate in Illinois federal court.°
  • Represented trademark owner in a trademark infringement action in Illinois federal court and the Seventh Circuit.°
  • Served as production counsel for an award-winning documentary film company on various films.°
  • Acted as general outside counsel for an artist management and entertainment projects company in Chicago.°
  • Represented an artist, design, and architectural firm in contract negotiations and litigation.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Hyman prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Judicial Extern, Hon. Robert E. Gordon, Illinois Court of Appeals for the First District, 2011

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Banking and Finance, 2021-2022
  • Member, Minnesota Women Lawyers


  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Minnesota
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Minnesota