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Dixie L. Johnson

Dixie L. Johnson

King & Spalding

Washington, DC, USA


Dixie Johnson represents businesses and individuals in securities enforcement investigations and conducts internal investigations for corporate board committees and companies. As a partner on our Securities Enforcement and Regulation team and our Special Matters and Investigations team, Dixie serves as Deputy Practice Group Leader for Government Matters, a collection of ten government-facing practices within our firm.  She 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 over two dozen investigations without charging Dixie's clients.

Dixie brings to her clients solid judgment and strategic insight from over 30 years of experience in representing public companies, financial institutions, investment managers, broker-dealers, public accounting firms, boards of directors and boards of trustees, law firms, corporate officers and others. She is widely recognized as a legal industry leader in securities enforcement, regulatory compliance, corporate governance and crisis management.

Board committees call on Dixie to investigate accounting and disclosure-related whistle-blower allegations and look to her for guidance in times of crisis. She is a Fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel and served for five years as a member of the Lead Director Network, regularly interacting with lead directors, presiding directors, and non-executive board chairs from many of the largest companies in the world.

Public companies and regulated entities seek Dixie's representation in complex securities-related government investigations. C-Suite officers and other professionals look to Dixie for representation in internal and SEC or other investigations when their careers are on the line. She is a lawyer's lawyer, representing law firms and lawyers under scrutiny. She analyzes lessons learned and especially enjoys counseling clients on how to avoid problems in the future.

Chambers USA, Legal 500, Benchmark, Who’s Who, Best Lawyers and others all consistently rank Dixie as a leading lawyer, and Chambers included our practice on the 2017 short list of firms for Securities and Financial Services Regulation. In 2017, Chambers wrote that Dixie “wins praise across the board for her ‘terrific relationship with the SEC’” and noted her “expert, broad-based enforcement practice.” Dixie also has served in multiple leadership roles within the American Bar Association, including as co-Chair of the Fellows Committee, Business Law Section Chair and as Chair of the Federal Regulation of Securities Committee. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Legal Aid Society of Washington, D.C. and of the Board of Advisors for the SEC Historical Society. Before becoming a lawyer, Dixie served for six years as a public school teacher in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 

Dixie L. Johnson is associated with the following items:
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Hot Button Enforcement Issues for Private Funds - Hot Button Enforcement Issues for Private Funds, Tuesday, December 05, 2017
The Responsibilities of In-House Counsel and Compliance Personnel - The Responsibilities of In-House Counsel and Compliance Personnel, Friday, September 07, 2018
Rebuttal: The Defense Perspective - Rebuttal: The Defense Perspective, Monday, November 12, 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Don’t Blow It: Avoiding Pitfalls Under the SEC’s Whistleblower Regime (November 1, 2017) - Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Monday, April 16, 2018
Selected Ethics Topics and Developments (March 12, 2018) - Enforcement 2018: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 09, 2018
King & Spalding, Client Alert, Special Matters & Government Investigations and Tax Practice Groups, Reflections on Kokesh v. SEC: On the Lookout for “Elephants in Mouseholes” (February 9, 2018) - Enforcement 2018: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Dixie L. Johnson, Carmen Lawrence, Alec Koch, Peter Isajiw, Victoria Bohannan, Business Law Today, Don’t Blow It: Avoiding Pitfalls under the SEC’s Whistleblower Regime (November 1, 2017) - Enforcement 2018: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Dixie L. Johnson and Victoria Bohannan, The Responsibilities of In-House Counsel and Compliance Personnel (June 14, 2018) - Storming the Gatekeepers: When Compliance Officers and In-House Lawyers Are at Risk 2018, Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Dixie L. Johnson, et al., Law 360, The Impact of Kokesh So Far, and What’s Next: Part 1 (February 13, 2018) - 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
King & Spalding, Client Alert, Special Matters; Government Advocacy and Public Policy Practice Group, Dividing Up the Sandbox: Recent Actions and Public Statements Demonstrate How the SEC and CFTC Are Dividing up the Cryptocurrency and Crypto-Token Enforcement Landscape (February 7, 2018) - 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
King & Spalding, Client Alert, Special Matters & Government Investigations/Government Advocacy & Public Policy Practice Groups, Bad Advice and Blockchain-R-US: Stern Warnings from the SEC and CFTC Chairmen on Unregistered ICOs, Cashing In on “Crypto-Mania” (January 26, 2018) - 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Dixie L. Johnson, Brian R. Michael, Ehren Halse, Kyle Sheahen and Matthew B. Hanson, How to Respond to an SEC Subpoena: The Top Ten Tips for Cryptocurrency Entities (March 7, 2018) - 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Dixie L. Johnson, et al., Law 360, The Impact of Kokesh So Far, and What’s Next: Part 2 (February 14, 2018) - 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
King & Spalding, Client Alert, Securities Enforcement and Regulation, Data, Privacy and Security, Practical Advice for Evaluating Insider Trading Compliance Programs in Light of Recent Cybersecurity Events and SEC Guidance (May 1, 2018) - 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment The Responsibilities of In-House Counsel and Compliance Personnel - Storming the Gatekeepers: When Compliance Officers and In-House Lawyers Are at Risk 2018, Friday, September 07, 2018
Rebuttal: The Defense Perspective - 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Monday, November 12, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio The Responsibilities of In-House Counsel and Compliance Personnel - The Responsibilities of In-House Counsel and Compliance Personnel, Friday, September 07, 2018
Rebuttal: The Defense Perspective - Rebuttal: The Defense Perspective, Monday, November 12, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts The Responsibilities of In-House Counsel and Compliance Personnel - The Responsibilities of In-House Counsel and Compliance Personnel, Friday, September 07, 2018
Rebuttal: The Defense Perspective - Rebuttal: The Defense Perspective, Monday, November 12, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Storming the Gatekeepers: When Compliance Officers and In-House Lawyers Are at Risk 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018, New York, NY
50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Friday, November 16, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Enforcement 2019: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 08, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Enforcement 2019: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 08, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Enforcement 2019: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 08, 2019, Pittsburgh, PA
Enforcement 2019: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 08, 2019, Cleveland, OH
Enforcement 2019: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 08, 2019, Philadelphia, PA
Enforcement 2019: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 08, 2019, Indianapolis, IN
Enforcement 2019: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 08, 2019, Mechanicsburg, PA
Enforcement 2019: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 08, 2019, Boston, MA
Enforcement 2019: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 08, 2019, New Brunswick , NJ
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