Joe R. Reeder

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Government Law & Policy
  • Government Contracts
  • Global Energy & Infrastructure
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications
  • Defense & Homeland Security
  • Government Litigation
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.331.3125
Fax: 202.331.3101
Law SchoolThe University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1975 Chairman, Legal Research Board, Editor, International Law Journal; Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., 1981
Admitted1975, Texas; 1988, District of Columbia
Memberships American Bar Association; American Arbitration Association.
BornTacoma, Washington, November 28, 1947

Joe Reeder's distinguished career as an attorney, whose clients have included countries, international corporations and law firms throughout the country, was highlighted with four years of public service as the 14th Under Secretary of the Army. In this number two post, 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 served as the Army's focal point for international affairs, with specific focus on NATO, Panama and Latin America. He also served for three 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 five-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

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, Army Navy Country Club

· Chairman, Virginia National Defense Industrial Authority

· Co-Chair (with former Congressman Owen Pickett), Virginia Military Base Realignment Commission

· 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, 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, USO

· Past-Chair, Rotary International, Arlington Scholarship Foundation

· Trustee, Association of the United States Army (AUSA)

· West Point Chapter of Golden Key

Awards & Recognition

· Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, 2007-2009, 2013

· Recipient, "Theodor Herzl Award" from Israel

· Rated, AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5

Professional Experience

Significant 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.

Military Experience

· Under Secretary of the Army, 1993-1997

· Honor Graduate, J.A.G.C. School

· Airborne, Ranger and Artillery Basic Schools; 82nd Airborne Division

· West Point, 1970

Other Experience

· Top Secret Clearance since April 21, 2010

Publications & Presentations

Articles, Lectures & Publications

Joe is a frequent commentator on Fox News regarding issues related to law and national security. He regularly lectures on legal ethics, procurement law, national security and Panama Canal issues.

· 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, American Bar Association, Public Contract Law Journal

· Member, 4-Man U.S. Team in Great Debate (U.S. vs. Great Britain) in Washington and London (1998-2002)


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Office Information

Joe R. Reeder

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


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