Ms Megan Johnson > Dechert LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Dechert LLP
United States
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Work Department

Financial Services and Investment Management




Megan C. Johnson is a partner in the financial services group. She regularly advises U.S registered investment companies, as well as their investment advisers and other service providers, on a wide variety of regulatory, compliance and corporate matters, including the development, organization and registration of new funds, regulatory and compliance matters relating to existing funds, registration and proxy statements, fund reorganizations, and affiliated transaction matters under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

Ms. Johnson has particular experience advising mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and their boards of directors on a full range of issues under the Investment Company Act of 1940, including affiliation issues, legal issues related to advisory fees and distribution arrangements, fund structuring and reorganizations, ongoing compliance and regulatory matters, disclosure, and fiduciary oversight matters.

Prior to rejoining 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

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Investment fund formation and management > Mutual/registered/exchange-traded funds

(Next Generation Partners)

Megan JohnsonDechert LLP

Dechert LLP‘s ‘long and broad tenure in the field offers insight‘ to funds, their advisers and other service providers, boards of directors and audit committees, independent directors, broker-dealers, insurance companies and banks; many of the industry’s leading names instruct the team. The offering has the advantage of being ‘deeply experienced and resourced on a global basis‘, and can leverage this to provide clients with innovative advice and in-depth market knowledge wherever they do business. Boston-based Christopher Harvey, who acts as the co-chair of the firm’s global financial services department, is lauded by clients for his ‘top notch technical knowledge and ability‘. The group’s significant national presence is cemented by the presence of recommended practitioners in the Washington DC, San Francisco and New York offices; the first of these locations fields Megan Johnson, who is known for advising mutual funds and ETFs on the full range of issues under the Investment Company Act of 1940, and Douglas Dick, who exemplifies the practice’s commitment to regulatory, transactional and litigious work in the registered funds space.