Megan C. Johnson


Megan C. Johnson


Washington, D.C. | 1900 K Street, NW, Washington, DC, United States of America 20006-1110
+1 202 261 3351 | +1 202 261 3333


Megan C. Johnson is a partner in the financial services group. She regularly advises investment companies, as well as their investment advisers and other service providers, on a wide variety of matters including corporate, regulatory and business matters.

Ms. Johnson has particular experience advising mutual funds and their boards of directors on a full range of issues under the Investment Company Act of 1940, including affiliation issues, fund structuring and reorganizations, ongoing compliance and regulatory matters, disclosure, and fiduciary oversight matters.

Prior to joining Dechert in March 2006, Ms. Johnson was employed as counsel at a large investment management firm.

  • Northwestern University, B.A., 1997
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 2003, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
Speaking Engagements
  • Compliance Issues in the Current Environment — Dechert LLP, COVID-19 Coronavirus Business Impact Webinar (April 21, 2020)
  • Challenges for Fund Boards in Light of COVID-19  The Mutual Fund Directors Forum, Webinar (March 27, 2020)
  • Money Market Funds – Managing Stress — Dechert LLP, COVID-19 Coronavirus Business Impact Webinar (March 24, 2020)
  • 2020 Directors' Institute — Mutual Fund Directors Forum, San Diego, CA (January 28, 2020)
  • Registered Funds Track — Investment Management Symposium, San Francisco, CA (November 13, 2018)
  • Prepping Your 2018 SEC Exam Cheat Sheet — Presented by Ignites, Webinar (February 28, 2018)
  • SEC Modernization Roundtable: A Deeper Dive — Presented by Advise Technologies, New York (July 26, 2017)
  • Key Legal and Regulatory Issues: Asset Management — SIFMA's Compliance & Legal Society Regional Seminar, Boston, MA (June 7, 2017)
  • The SEC's Investment Company Reporting Modernization Rules and Forms: What You Need to Know — Dechert LLP, Webinar (November 30, 2016)
  • Current Developments Affecting the Fund Industry — Orlando, FL (March, 2016)
  • The SEC's Investment Company Reporting Modernization Proposal: What You Need to Know — Dechert LLP, Webinar (July 28, 2015)
  • Directors College — Dechert LLP, New York, NY (March 4, 2015)
  • Asset Management Roundtable — Dechert LLP, New York, NY (March 19, 2013)