About Steve

Military Service

United States Air Force

Professional Affiliations

Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI)

CBI, UBM Life Sciences

PCF, Pharmaceutical Compliance Forum


Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts

Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Bachelor of Science in Political Science

Steven a. Johnson, ESQ.

Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

Compliance ~ Corporate Counsel ~ Regulatory Policy

Accomplished, seasoned attorney with a history of success in general counsel roles and considerable compliance expertise. Proven success with diverse responsibilities including working closely with the FDA, case management, litigation, real estate transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. Background includes contract law, negotiation and regulatory affairs work. Professional with excellent verbal and written communication skills, detail oriented and able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Willingness to undertake new challenges and assume responsibility. Highly motivated and creative with excellent interpersonal, organizational, research, and analytical skills. U.S. Air Force Veteran. Admitted to the Bar in Massachusetts.

Career Accomplishments

Professional Experience

ZOGENIX, INC., San Diego, California

2011 – 2022

NASDAQ traded pharmaceutical company focused on rare diseases.

Vice President, Legal Counsel and Compliance Officer (February 2014 – Present)

BECKMAN COULTER INC., Brea, California

2010 – 2011

A specialized biomedical laboratory instrument company.

Assistant General Counsel

FDA COUNSELS, Dana Point, California

2009 – 2010

A prestigious specialized legal consulting firm.

Legal Consultant

ALLERGAN INC., Irvine, California

1998 – 2008

A global pharmaceutical company that introduced Botox to the market.

Assistant General Counsel, Regulatory Compliance


1993 – 1998

Associate Chief Counsel For Enforcement