Wendy Johnson

Wendy L. Johnson

Phone:(479) 464.5690
Location: Rogers
Bar Admissions: Arkansas
Court Admissions: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Wendy L. Johnson is a former First Assistant United States Attorney and an experienced trial lawyer.  She joined Mitchell Williams and the Investigations and Corporate Compliance practice group after serving more than 12 years as a federal prosecutor and eight years as a state prosecutor.  Ms. Johnson has extensive experience leading large-scale corporate internal investigations and complex tax investigations. She also has distinguished trial and appellate experience.


  • Extensive experience in investigations and corporate compliance representing large companies, financial institutions and high wealth clients in tax and other investigative matters involving governmental agencies.
  • Conducted mediation in U.S. District Court obtaining successful resolutions with federal agencies including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
  • Advised national and international corporate investigations providing sound legal judgment in the complex corporate compliance environment in the United States, China, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Hong Kong, Mexico and Nicaragua.
  • Led the Terrorism section of the United States Attorney’s Office.
  • Served as First Assistant United States Attorney
  • Led high profile, complex criminal investigations including the successful bank and wire fraud investigation and prosecution of a well known, high stakes real estate developer.
  • Served as lead attorney for complex tax prosecutions, Ponzi schemes and terrorism prosecutions.
  • Served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for eight years trying cases in Sebastian, Logan, Conway, Yell and Scott counties in Arkansas.
  • Argued numerous cases before the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, authored appellate briefs and obtained successful jury verdicts in state and federal courts.


  • University of Arkansas School of Law J.D. (1993)
  • Ouachita Baptist University B.A. (1990)


  • Member, Arkansas Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Chair Governance Committee, Women’s Foundation of Arkansas
  • Board of Directors, K-Life (2013-2014)
  • Alumni Board, Ouachita Baptist University (2012 – 2014)
  • Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity
  • Volunteer, Northwest Arkansas Food Bank