Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; former United States Secretary of Homeland Security (2013–17)
Jeh Johnson


Jeh Johnson served as US Secretary of Homeland Security from December 2013 to January 2017. Following that, he returned to private law practice at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, with which he has been affiliated on and off since 1984. He is also currently on the board of directors of PG&E Corporation, the large public utility headquartered in San Francisco, and a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to becoming Secretary of Homeland Security, he was General Counsel of the Department of Defense from 2009 to 2012. Earlier in his career he served as General Counsel of the Department of the Air Force from 1998 to 2001, and as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1989 to 1991. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a graduate of Morehouse College and Columbia Law School and the recipient of nine honorary degrees.