Clete Johnson

Chief Counsel for Cybersecurity, Federal Communications Commission

Clete Johnson is the Senate Intelligence Committee’s lead staffer on financial intelligence issues and is Senator John D. Rockefeller IV’s lead counsel on cybersecurity issues. Prior to coming to the Senate, Johnson practiced law at Patton Boggs LLP in Washington, focusing on export controls and defense procurement. Earlier, he served as an Army officer in Korea, Germany and Kosovo. He received his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he was editor in chief of the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law. While on a Fulbright Fellowship, he earned a M.Sc. in international relations from the London School of Economics. He studied history at Harvard, where he played varsity football and was Executive Officer of the MIT Army ROTC Paul Revere Battalion.

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