Jeh Charles Johnson

Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Jeh Charles Johnson is a partner with the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and a nonresident senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. Previously, he served as U.S. secretary of homeland security from 2013 to 2017. Secretary Johnson also served as general counsel of the Department of Defense from 2009 to 2012, general counsel of the Department of the Air Force from 1998 to 2001, and an assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1989 to 1991. Secretary Johnson is a director of Lockheed Martin and a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. Secretary Johnson frequently lectures at Harvard, Oxford, and Yale Universities, among others. He is a graduate of Morehouse College and Columbia Law School and the recipient of nine honorary degrees.