David Johnson

Adjunct Professor
Department of Accountancy
Weatherhead School of Management
Senior of Counsel
McDonald Hopkins

Throughout David's 38+ year career in professional services with Ernst & Young and McDonald Hopkins, he has worked with senior executives, boards of directors and management teams for domestic and global businesses on a wide range of complex business issues including governance, risk management, compensation strategy and design and financial, tax and accounting aspects of business transactions. Prior to David's retirement from Ernst & Young in 2011, David served as Ernst & Young's US Service Line Leader-Executive Compensation Advisory Services.

David has been a recognized thought leader throughout his career and has demonstrated highly effective leadership and business skills in a wide variety of forums. David received his law degree from Case Western Reserve University and his accounting degree from Bowling Green State University. David also has served on a variety of civic boards throughout his career. In addition to having taught executive compensation for several years at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, David has published numerous articles and has lectured domestically and internationally on matters relating to executive compensation, governance,risk, tax and accounting throughout his career. David currently serves Ex-Officio on the Executive Committee and in a senior advisory counsel capacity to

McDonald Hopkins law firm where earlier in his career, David had served on the Firm's Board of Directors and served as the leader of the Executive Compensation practice. David also currently serves as a Senior Advisor to the Executive Compensation and Governance Practice for the Firm. David is currently an Adjunct Professor at Case Western Reserve University and teaches in the Weatherhead School of Management where his courses in recent years have covered executive compensation, enterprise taxation, among other business related topics.

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