James E. Johnson is a partner with Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, focusing on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, corporate compliance and corporate crisis management in connection with internal investigations.

Mr. Johnson has held several senior positions in the United States Department of the Treasury, including Under Secretary of the Treasury for Enforcement and Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Enforcement.  Mr. Johnson also served as an Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division.  

Mr. Johnson was named by President Clinton to co-chair the National Church Arson Task Force, formed in response to a wave of arsons reported at African American churches throughout the South.   He testified more than 15 times before Congress and continues to provide counsel to clients on Congressional affairs. Mr. Johnson has received numerous awards for his service and accomplishments in both private practice and public service.