Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Joe D. Whitley Appointed to the Atlanta Police Foundation's Board of Directors; Awarded Honorary Deputy Chief

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Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Joe D. Whitley Appointed to the Atlanta Police Foundation's Board of Directors; Awarded Honorary Deputy Chief.

Shareholder Joe D. Whitley, Chair of Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Atlanta White Collar Practice, has been sworn in as a member of the Atlanta Police Foundation Board of Directors. In addition, Whitley, a former Acting Associate Attorney General, the third-ranking position in the Department of Justice, received his official badge as an Honorary Deputy Chief with the Atlanta Police Department.

The Atlanta Police Foundation is a public/private partnership focused on advancing public safety in Atlanta. In collaboration with the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Police Department and the business community, the APF provides strategic direction, research on policing best practices and resources to help the APD incubate innovation, keep pace with new technology and meet strategic, time-sensitive needs that help drive down crime. As a result, Atlanta is a safer city with crime down to levels not seen in more than 40-years.

“We are thrilled to have Joe Whitley join the Atlanta Police Foundation board,” said Dave Wilkinson, President and CEO of the Atlanta Police Foundation. “His wealth of knowledge and experience will prove valuable in helping to enhance the city’s public safety platform and drive our mission of making Atlanta a safer city.”

“I am delighted to serve on the Atlanta Police Foundation’s Board and to work alongside many leaders in our community,” said Whitley. “The Atlanta Police Foundation plays a vital role in the City of Atlanta’s ability to prevent and fight crime and helps to keep our citizens safe.”

Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Whitley had a wide-ranging career at the Department of Justice. He was appointed by Presidents Reagan and Bush, respectively, to serve as U.S. Attorney in the Middle and Northern Federal Districts of Georgia. Throughout his career, he has served under five U.S. Attorneys Generals in a number of key operational and policy positions. In 2003, Whitley was appointed by President George W. Bush as the first General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the highest ranking legal official in DHS. He held that position for two years before his return to private practice. Today, Whitley works with Greenberg Traurig clients nationally and internationally on a variety of white collar and regulatory enforcement matters.

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