Joe R. Reeder

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Government Law & Policy
  • Government Contracts & Projects
  • Technology
  • Media & Telecommunications
  • Defense & Homeland Security
  • Government Litigation
  • Global Energy & Infrastructure
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.331.3125
Fax: 202.331.3101
Law SchoolThe University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1975, Chairman; Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., 1981
Admitted1975, Texas; 1988, District of Columbia

Professional & Community Involvement

•Advisory Board, Community Renewal International
•Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association
•Board of Advisors, LBJ School, University of Texas
•Board of Advisors, Our Military Kids
•Board of Directors, Marshall Legacy Institute
•Board of Directors, Military Bowl
•Board of Governors (Emeritus), Army Navy Country Club
•Chairman, Virginia National Defense Industrial Authority, July 2006-September 2010
•Co-Chair (with former Congressman Owen Pickett), Virginia Commission on Military Bases, July 2004-June 2006
•Ethics Committee Chair; Board of Directors, National Defense Industry Association (NDIA)
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, American Law Institute
•Member, Dean's Roundtable, Texas Law School
•Member, International Advisory Board of the Panama Canal
•Member, National Security and Petroleum Dependence Project
•Member, Texas Bar Foundation
•Member, University of Texas and Georgetown Law School Alumni Associations
•National Board of Directors, Armed Services YMCA
•National Board of Governors (Emeritus), USO
•Past-Chair, Rotary International, Arlington Scholarship Foundation
•Trustee, Association of the United States Army (AUSA)
•West Point Chapter of Golden Key

BornTacoma, Washington, November 28, 1947

Joe R. Reeder's distinguished career as an attorney, whose clients have included countries, international corporations and law firms, was highlighted with 4 years as the 14th Under Secretary of the Army, where he served essentially as the Army's COO, with specific responsibilities for long range planning, material requirements, readiness, acquisition reform, infrastructure reduction and financial management of the Army. Joe also served as the Army's focal point for international affairs, with emphasis on NATO, Panama & Latin America. He also served 3 years as Chairman of the Panama Canal Commission's Board of Directors where he oversaw a massive, multibillion dollar infrastructure program. Joe also oversaw military support to local, state and federal agencies related to civilian law enforcement, civil disturbance, disaster relief, and emergency planning as Army Undersecretary. Joe also served on the 5-member DOD Base Realignment Closure (BRAC) Council.

Areas of Concentration

•Complex commercial litigation
•Government contracts
•Public policy - federal
•Defense and national security affairs
•Legal ethics and professional liability
•Securities litigation
•Regulatory investigations

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

04.29.13 12 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Listed in 2013 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers
11.16.12 Greenberg Traurig Wins Acquittal for Croatian General in War Crimes Case
08.14.12 Greenberg Traurig, Kirkland & Ellis File U.S. Supreme Court Amicus Brief on Behalf of Former Senior Military Leaders in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, et al.
11.29.06 Greenberg Traurig Adds to its Litigation Team: New Shareholder Enhances Firm's National White Collar Practice Capabilities
04.21.06 Greenberg Traurig Expands Real Estate Capability with the addition of Tom Galli, Shareholder
09.26.05 Greenberg Traurig Hosts 2005 Labor and Employment Seminar: The Practice of Prevention
06.23.05 Greenberg Traurig Grows Washington, D.C. Litigation Practice By Adding Shareholders Jerry Stouck and Robert Shapiro
05.18.05 Greenberg Traurig's Northern Virginia Office Continues Growth, Adds Three Shareholders
02.28.05 Greenberg Traurig Adds Energy Attorney from Morrison & Foerster
02.22.05 Greenberg Traurig Names Four New Shareholders

Published Articles

08.10.09 Raising the Bar in Contracting
01.01.09 Conflict-of-Interest Plight Can Be Avoided
02.01.06 Defense Industry Political Activities: Do's and Don'ts
01.01.06 Business Leaders Make Commitment To Corporate Ethics
12.01.05 'Tis Once Again the Season To Be Jolly, but Wise
02.01.05 Boeing Strengthens, Enhances Ethics Program
11.01.04 Association Unveils New Ethics Code for Industry

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

Joe is a frequent commentator on Fox News & CNN regarding issues related to law and national security. He regularly lectures on legal ethics, procurement law, national security and Panama Canal issues.
•Co-Author, Cyber Security Regime Undergoing Changes, National Defense, May 1, 2014
•Quoted, The Panama Canal, A Plan to Unlock Prosperity, The Economist, December 3, 2009
•Quoted, Bedrock Principles, Soma Digest, November 13-26, 2009
•Author, A Challenge for Miami Port, The Miami Herald, November 6, 2009
•Author, Raising the Bar in Contracting, The Journal of Commerce, August 2009
•Co-Author, Conflict-of-Interest Plight Can Be Avoided, National Defense Magazine, January 2009
•Co-Author, Boeing Strengthens, Enhances Ethics Program, National Defense Magazine News, February 2005
•Associate Editor, Public Contract Law Journal, American Bar Association
•Member, 4-Man U.S. Team in Great Debate (U.S. vs. Great Britain) in Washington and London, 1998-2002

Other Experience

•Top Secret Clearance since April 21, 2010

Reported CasesSignificant Representations; Counsel to the City of Austin, Texas; Counsel to Shorts Missile (the largest manufacturer in Ireland); Lead counsel in various matters of national and international prominence in complex commercial and procurement law litigation. Lead counsel in actions aggregating over $7 billion in defense or prosecution of legal malpractice cases. Counsel to Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Defense counsel for U.S. Army in over 60 federal court actions and 40 government contract disputes covering all aspects of employment law, patent infringement/misuse arbitrability, due process, First Amendment/search and seizure, and government procurement law. Some of the above representations were handled by Mr. Reeder prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

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Joe R. Reeder

2101 L St., N.W., Suite 1000
WashingtonDC 20037


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