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Baker Donelson's Joe Whitley to Co-Chair the 2019 Southeastern White Collar Crime Institute


Joe D. Whitley, a shareholder in Baker Donelson's Atlanta and Washington, D.C. offices and chair of the Firm's Government Enforcement and Investigations Group, will serve as co-chair of the Southeastern White Collar Crime Institute, presented by the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section on September 4 – 6 in Braselton, Georgia.

The 2019 Southeastern White Collar Crime Institute will be a two-day program featuring topflight practitioners from around the nation covering topics such as electronic discovery, sentencing issues, white collar enforcement under new Department of Justice leadership, health care fraud enforcement, and ethical guidance in conducting internal investigations.

In addition to co-chairing the event, Mr. Whitley will moderate the 10:30 a.m. panel "Through the Looking Glass: A Glimpse at International Criminal Enforcement in 2019" on Thursday, September 5.

Mr. Whitley represents clients nationally and internationally in white collar criminal matters and regulatory enforcement, corporate internal investigations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and U.S. export controls and compliance. Prior to joining Baker Donelson, he had a wide-ranging career in the Department of Justice. Mr. Whitley also served under five U.S. Attorneys General and four presidents in a number of key operational and policy positions, including his appointment in 2003 by President George W. Bush as the first General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the highest-ranking legal official in DHS.

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