Katie Johnson

National Association of REALTORS®

Katie Johnson joined the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) in 2007 and has emerged as an industry change agent. She was appointed general counsel in 2014, charged with ensuring that NAR’s programs, policies, and activities were in compliance with the law. She also defends the association against legal challenges and initiates litigation to protect and preserve its assets and policies when necessary.

In 2017, Johnson and her team were recognized by World Trademark Review as the not-for-profit legal team of the year for their protection of the REALTOR® trademark. Under her leadership, the team has also been recognized for their work in battling patent trolls and working with Move Inc. to obtain a $130 million settlement from Zillow in a 2014 lawsuit alleging trade-secrets violations by Zillow.

Katie Johnson | General Counsel and Chief Member Experience Officer

National Association of REALTORS®

"From delivering trusted transaction guidance to supporting favorable laws and being community leaders, REALTORS® are the best advocates for all property owners. I'm proud to be part of the NAR team that helps them succeed."