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Joe Whitley to Co-Chair 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 5 – 7 in Braselton, Georgia.

The Southeastern White Collar Crime Institute will be a two-day program featuring topflight practitioners from around the nation covering topics such as False Claims Act litigation, bribery and corruption, the Trump Administration and the DOJ, criminal discovery and procedure, and ethics.

In addition to co-chairing the event, Mr. Whitley will moderate a panel discussing "Ethical Guidance in the Corporate Board Room" (1:45 – 3:15 p.m., Friday, September 7).

Mr. Whitley represents clients nationally and internationally in white collar criminal matters and regulatory enforcement, corporate internal investigations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 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. Mr. Whitley continues to have a Homeland Security practice, and for the last 13 years has chaired the ABA's Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice Annual Homeland Security Law Institute, which will be held in Washington, D.C. in February 2019.

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