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Katherine Johnson

National Association of REALTORS
Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Katherine “Katie” Johnson is the general counsel for the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” and the nation’s largest professional association, representing approximately one million members involved in all aspects of the real estate industry. 

Katie joined NAR in 2007 and was appointed as general counsel in 2014. As general counsel, she is responsible for assuring that the programs, policies and activities of NAR are in compliance with the law. She also is responsible for defending the association against legal challenges and initiating litigation to protect and preserve association assets and policies as necessary. Prior to becoming general counsel, Katie focused on software and data licensing, trademark protection, contract drafting and review, data security and privacy, brokerage risk management, and providing legal advice to NAR’s technology initiatives including RPR and RAMCO. Katie is currently pursuing a master’s degree for Information Technology and Privacy Law.

She resides with her husband Jeff, two-year-old daughter Paisley, and newborn son in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.