Dixie L. Johnson
Dixie L. Johnson is co-head of the Firm's Securities Enforcement and Regulation Practice. She also co-heads the Firm's White Collar Criminal Defense and Securities Enforcement Practice Group, representing businesses and individuals in government securities investigations from her office in Washington, DC. Since 1986, Dixie and her practice group have represented clients in many of the most significant securities enforcement investigations in the SEC's history. She also counsels clients regarding their regulatory and disclosure obligations, assists clients in developing policies and procedures to deter violations, and conducts internal investigations. Few of her representations ever become known to the public.
In addition to representing the businesses and business leaders who are her clients, Dixie also serves as Chair of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, representing business lawyers from throughout the ABA in the leading issues of the day. As Business Law Secretary and Vice-Chair, Dixie served as co-editor-in-chief of the Section's online monthly magazine, Business Law Today, in 2010-2011 and as editor-in-chief of the Section's renowned journal, The Business Lawyer, in 2010-2012. Selected in 2006 as the recipient of that Section's "Jean Allard Glass Cutter Award," given annually to a woman who has cut through barriers to attain high accomplishments in Business Law, she had previously served as Chair of the Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities and as co-chair of that committee's Subcommittee on Civil Litigation and SEC Enforcement Matters.
Dixie joined the Firm in 1986 and became a partner in 1993. Prior to becoming a lawyer, she taught in the Albuquerque, New Mexico public school system for six years.