Wendy Johnson

Wendy L. Johnson

Phone:(479) 464.5690
Location: Rogers
Bar Admissions: Arkansas

With over 12 years of experience as a federal prosecutor and eight as a state prosecutor, Wendy L. Johnson provides clients a vast understanding of the enforcement functions of federal and state governmental agencies. In her Investigations and Corporate Compliance practice, she advises clients in all significant areas of white collar crime, large-scale corporate internal investigations, and complex tax investigations. She is a distinguished litigator, having tried many jury trials at both the state and federal level. She has also argued numerous cases before the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.


  • 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.
  • Provides clients significant experience dealing with inquiries from federal agencies including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and Department of Justice (DOJ).
  • Counsel to a company in a multi year products liability investigation which resulted in no charges, fines, or penalties.
  • Advises fortune 100 companies in sexual harassment investigations and compliance related matters.
  • Leads 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.
  • Provides clients sound legal advice on federal subpoena compliance matters.
  • Advises and trains clients on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) compliance topics on a state and federal level.
  • Conducts mediation in U.S. District Court obtaining successful monetary and non-monetary resolutions for clients.
  • Led the Domestic and International Terrorism sections of the United States Attorney’s Office.
  • Served as First Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas.
  • Led high profile, complex criminal investigations including the successful bank fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, and money laundering investigation and prosecution of a well known, high stakes real estate developer.
  • Served as lead attorney for complex tax prosecutions, Ponzi schemes and domestic and international terrorism prosecutions.
  • Served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for eight years trying cases in Sebastian, Logan, Conway, Yell and Scott counties in Arkansas.
  • Obtained many successful jury verdicts in state and federal courts, and argued numerous cases before the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.


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


  • Member, Defense Research Institute (DRI)
    • Member, DRI Government Enforcement & Corporate Compliance Committee
  • 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