Greenberg Traurig's Joe D. Whitley is Program Chair for Homeland Security Law Institute in Washington, D.C.

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Greenberg Traurig's Joe D. Whitley is Program Chair for Homeland Security Law Institute in Washington, D.C.

Joe D. Whitley, shareholder and chair of the White Collar Criminal Defense Practice Group in the Atlanta office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, who is Last Retiring Section Chair for the American Bar Association Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, will serve as Program Chair for the section’s ninth-annual Homeland Security Law Institute. The conference will be held on Aug. 21-22 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, D.C.

The Homeland Security Law Institute will address a range of topics related to national security law, including: an outlook on upcoming Homeland Security legislation and regulations; striking the balance between privacy and security; defense and civil support roles and responsibilities; law enforcement agenda and priorities; the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA); new technology; immigration issues; export control; supply chain security; and cybersecurity challenges and changes.

Whitley is a nationally and internationally known attorney who focuses his high-profile law practice on white collar criminal matters and regulatory enforcement, antitrust, U.S. export controls and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance. He assumed the role of Chair of the American Bar Association’s Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section in 2013.

“The landscape of national security legislation and regulation is changing daily amid shifting enforcement priorities and the emergence of new technology and this conference will help practitioners keep closer to the pulse of these dynamic changes so they can provide the most informed, effective legal counsel to their clients,” Whitley said.

Whitley served as the first General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He was appointed three times as a United States Attorney for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, and served as the Acting Associate Attorney General of the United States. Whitley has had a long and wide-ranging career in the Department of Justice and served under three United States Presidents.

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