Dixie Johnson is regarded as “a top FCC practitioner” and is praised for her excellent work representing clients before other major regulatory bodies including the SEC and DOJ.
Dixie Johnson represents businesses and individuals in securities enforcement investigations and conducts internal investigations for corporate board committees and companies. She advises public companies, financial institutions, investment managers, broker-dealers, public accounting firms, boards of directors and boards of trustees, lawyers, law firms, corporate officers and others on regulatory compliance, corporate governance and crisis management matters, appearing regularly before the SEC, DOJ, FINRA, PCAOB and other federal and state authorities. Since joining King & Spalding in early 2014, the government has closed over two dozen investigations without charging Dixie's clients.
Dixie co-leads the firm’s securities enforcement and regulation practice, is a partner on the firm’s special matters and government investigations team and is deputy chair of the firm’s government matters practice group, comprised of ten government-facing practices within the firm. She has also served in leadership roles within the American Bar Association, including as business law section chair and as chair of the federal regulation of securities committee. A fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel and a member of the Lead Director Network, Dixie regularly interacts with lead directors, presiding directors, and non-executive board chairs from many of the largest companies in the world.
Chambers USA, The Legal 500, Benchmark and others consistently rank Dixie as a leading lawyer. In 2018, she was named among the world’s top 100 “Women in Investigations” by the Global Investigations Review and was named Securities Litigation Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers. She was also honoured as one of 25 “White Collar, Regulatory & Compliance Trailblazers” by The National Law Journal.