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    Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson is a Partner in Locke Lord’s nationally recognized Public Finance Practice Group. In June 2019, he became only the second African American to be elected Mayor of Dallas, Texas. Mayor Johnson represented the City of Dallas in the Texas House of Representatives from 2010 to 2019, where he served on a remarkable 20 legislative committees, and he was elected by his House colleagues to serve as the Chairman of the Dallas delegation to the Texas Legislature from 2017-2019.

    Throughout his legal career, Mayor Johnson has developed extensive experience representing major issuers of municipal securities as well as national and regional investment banking firms that underwrite municipal securities.

    Professional History

    • Mayor of Dallas, Texas (June 2019-Present)
    • State Representative, Texas House of Representatives, Dallas (April 2010-June 2019)
    • Of Counsel, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Dallas (February 2018-June 2019)
    • Of Counsel, Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP, Dallas (September 2013-February 2018)

    Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

    • Member, Council on Foreign Relations
    • Member, The Dallas Assembly
    • Member, North Texas Chapter, National Association of Corporate Directors
    • Member, Pepperdine University Board of Regents
    • Board Member, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
    • Vice Chair for Aviation, United States Conference of Mayors Transportation and Communications Standing Committee

    Awards and Honors

    • Cleophas R. Steele Social Justice Award (2018)
    • National Association of Social Workers – Dallas Chapter “Public Elected Official of the Year” Award (2018)
    • Marshall Memorial Fellowship Recipient, German Marshall Fund of the United States (2016)
    • North Texas Crime Commission "Crime Fighter of the Year" (2014)
    • Dallas Business Journal “40 Under 40” Award (2014)
    • Rodel Fellowship in Public Leadership Recipient, The Aspen Institute (2013)
    • Dallas Regional Chamber “Courage in Public Service” Award (2011)
    • Texas Junior Chamber of Commerce “Five Outstanding Young Texans” Award (2011)
    • Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program Achievement Award (2011)
    • Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce “Five Outstanding Young Dallasites” Award (2007)

    Community Leadership

    • Dallas Past Regional Chairman, Princeton Prize in Race Relations

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