On September 11, Womble Bond Dickinson’s Joe Whitley delivered remarks at “A Call to Serve: General Counsel Reflect on the Twentieth Anniversary of Department of Homeland Security” in Washington, D.C. 

This special event, co-hosted by the DHS and American University’s Washington College of Law, provided an opportunity for former and current Senate-confirmed DHS General Counsels to share reflective thoughts on their service to the DHS, as well as their vision for the future. 

Whitley represents clients nationally and internationally in a variety of white-collar matters, including corporate internal investigations, regulatory enforcement, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and export controls compliance, corporate compliance, health care fraud, and FDA-related matters, securities fraud, criminal antitrust, financial institution fraud, public corruption and campaign finance, and commercial bribery. In addition to his years of private practice experience, Joe has served in several high-level roles with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and was the first General Counsel of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) after the creation of DHS in 2003.