Katie Johnson is the General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Member Experience for the National Association of REALTORS®, the nation’s largest professional association representing more than 1.3 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. As Senior Vice President of the Board Policy and Association Leadership Development teams, she is responsible for the implementation of NAR’s membership, professional standards, and MLS policies as well as the provision of resources to assist volunteer and staff leaders at all levels of the REALTOR® organization. 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 has earned a juris doctorate and a master’s degree for Information Technology and Privacy Law.