Heather A. Johnson is a member of the Littler CaseSmart – Charges™ team and is based in Minnesota. She is responsible for handling charges from investigation through to conclusion. She works on client-dedicated service teams, specializing in handling administrative agency charges. She investigates charge allegations, reviews pertinent documents, interviews key witnesses, and provides clients an assessment of the risks associated with the charge. Then in partnership with the client, she defends the charge by drafting persuasive position statements and responses to the agency’s requests for information.

In addition, Heather engages in strategic settlement discussions, either through formal mediation processes or informal discussions with mediators, investigators or counsel. Where appropriate, she prepares witnesses for fact finding conferences and represents clients during on-site agency investigations.

Before she joined the Littler CaseSmart team, Heather represented and advised employers on all matters of labor and employment law.

Books & Book Chapters

  • The FMLA Handbook - Posting, Recordkeeping & Other Administrative Requirements for Employers, Minnesota State Bar Association, co-authors David J. Goldstein and Kristine D. Yen, 2012


  • J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, 2002
  • B.A., Hamline University, 1999cum laude

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota