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Chad  Johnson

Chad Johnson

State of New York, Office of the Attorney General
Chief of the Investor Protection Bureau
New York, NY, USA


Mr. Johnson is Chief of the Investor Protection Bureau for the New York Attorney General.  Mr. Johnson was appointed to that position by Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman in October of 2013.  Prior to that, Mr. Johnson had served in the Office of the Attorney General as Senior Trial Counsel and as Deputy Attorney General.  As Chief of Investor Protection for the Attorney General, Mr. Johnson oversees the bureau with primary responsibility for enforcing New York’s securities laws, in particular the Martin Act.

Mr. Johnson leads the Attorney General’s high-frequency trading initiative, which has resulted in the filing of an enforcement action against Barclays related to its dark pool, as well as a number of other investigations and industry reforms.

Mr. Johnson also advises the Attorney General on other Wall Street related matters, including major securities fraud litigations and investigations related to Residential Mortgage Backed Securities, foreign currency exchange practices, analyst surveys, credit rating practices, and other matters.

Before joining the Attorney General’s Office, Mr. Johnson was a partner with Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP, where he represented institutional investors in securities fraud and corporate governance litigations.  Prior to that, Mr. Johnson was a partner with Latham & Watkins, where he represented financial institutions and corporate executives in complex litigations.

Mr. Johnson is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Michigan.

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