Alyssa M. Johnson is a litigation associate in the New York office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP. Alyssa’s practice focuses primarily on white collar defense, securities enforcement, and government and internal investigations. Alyssa has significant experience managing teams and providing clients with advice in connection with complex civil litigation matters. She also has significant discovery experience and has worked extensively with fact and expert witnesses.
Alyssa maintains an active pro bono practice and has dedicated hundreds of hours to assisting clients in international human rights and immigration matters. She currently represents a petitioner before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in a case concerning States’ obligations to protect victims of sexual violence. She also submitted a petition to the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances on behalf of an Uighur client and has successfully represented clients seeking asylum and other forms of legal status in the United States.
Alyssa earned her Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was an Articles Editor for the Georgetown Journal of International Law.
Alyssa is admitted to practice in the State of New York and in the District of Columbia.
2015-2020 Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll, sponsored by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia
2013-14 Georgetown University Law Center Named Scholar, Samuel Dash Endowed Scholarship
International Bar Association
Representation of a company in an Anti-Kickback Statute investigation by the Department of Justice and state regulators
Representation of public company and former executives in an SEC investigation into alleged material misstatements
Provide compliance advice to a large sovereign wealth fund entity
Representation of a company in a FINRA inquiry into potential insider trading in connection with a merger announcement
Representation of individuals in an SEC investigation into possible insider trading in advance of a material public announcement
Internal investigation into transactions at a public company and regulated entity