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May 9, 2018

National Law Journal Names Dixie Johnson a White Collar, Regulatory and Compliance Trailblazer

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2018 — The National Law Journal has named King & Spalding partner Dixie Johnson to its 2018 list of White Collar, Regulatory and Compliance Trailblazers.

In a profile of Johnson, the publication highlighted her success as a legal industry leader in securities enforcement, regulatory compliance, corporate governance and crisis management. Johnson realized early in her legal career that she enjoyed white collar work: “The more work I did representing individuals investigated by the government, the more I felt like it really mattered,” she told the publication.

The NLJ’s Trailblazers list recognizes lawyers, chosen from hundreds of nominations, who “have shown a deep passion and perseverance in pursuit of their mission, having achieved remarkable successes along the way,” according to the publication.

Johnson, who is based in Washington, D.C., represents businesses and individuals in securities enforcement investigations and conducts internal investigations for corporate board committees and companies. As a partner on King & Spalding’s Securities Enforcement and Regulation team and its Special Matters and Government Investigations team, she serves as deputy practice group leader for Government Matters, a collection of 10 government-facing practices within the firm. Johnson appears regularly before the SEC, DOJ, FINRA, PCAOB and other federal and state authorities. Since she joined King & Spalding in early 2014, the government has closed almost two dozen investigations without charging her clients.

Johnson is a fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel, and Chambers USA, Legal 500, Benchmark, Who’s Who and others all consistently rank her as a leading lawyer. She also has served in multiple leadership roles within the American Bar Association, including as Business Law Section chair and as chair of the Federal Regulation of Securities Committee. Before becoming a lawyer, Johnson served for six years as a public school teacher in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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