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Gregory A. Haile, Esq.
General Counsel and Vice President for Public Policy and Government Affairs

Gregory A. Haile, Esq., is the General Counsel and Vice President for Public Policy and Government Affairs for Broward College. Mr. Haile was educated at the Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the National Black Law Journal and as an Editor of the Journal on Gender and Law.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University, where he graduated magna cum laude and was selected from among more than 13,000 students as the most outstanding undergraduate in his college. Mr. Haile joined Broward College after starting his legal career as a corporate litigator.  Further, Mr. Haile teaches a 4 credit course in Higher Education Law and Policy at Harvard University (Summer School).  He previously served as an adjunct professor with Broward College teaching Business Law and Ethics and Miami Dade College teaching Business Law. He is also a fellow of the Vanderbilt University Higher Education Management Institute. 
 
In 2011, Mr. Haile became the first in-house chief legal counsel for Broward College, which has approximately 4,000 employees and approximately 63,000 students. He oversees broad-ranging legal issues relating to tax, immigration, employment, labor, copyright, real estate, construction, tenure, FERPA, and numerous other areas. He has also developed and oversees Broward College’s centralized compliance committee serving in partnership with more than a dozen divisions throughout Broward College. Further, he oversees all local, statewide, and federal government affairs for Broward College, including advocating before local political leaders, state legislators, and members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate to enhance their understanding of higher education issues, the impact of potential or pending legislation on institutions of higher education, and the impact of Broward College on the community at-large. He has developed relationships resulting in visits from leaders from U.S. Presidential administrations, as well as other national and statewide political leaders from both major political parties. He also helps Broward College develop and prioritize its policy agenda and he co-leads community engagement efforts, including serving as the conduit between Broward College and local, statewide, and national organizations with shared interests. Mr. Haile also spends significant time serving the community-at-large.  He currently serves as the Chair of the Board for Free the Slaves (a Washington DC based NGO established to eradicate slavery throughout the world), serves on the Board of Leadership Florida, serves as the chief liaison between the Chancellor for the Florida College System and the graduates of the Chancellor’s Leadership Seminar, and he co-chairs and co-founded the Arizona State University Alumni Group of Florida. He has also chaired and served on numerous other boards.

LOCAL, STATE, AND NATIONAL LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
  • Chairman, Free the Slaves (D.C. Based, Worldwide Anti Human Trafficking Advocacy and Service Organization) (2017 – current) 
  • Vice Chairman, Free the Slaves (D.C. Based, Worldwide Anti Human Trafficking Advocacy and Service Organization) (2015 – 2017) 
  • Board Member and Governance Committee Chair, Leadership Florida (2017) 
  • Board Member and Audit Committee Chair, Leadership Florida (2016) 
  • Chair, Gold Coast Regional Council, Leadership Florida (2015 - 2016) 
  • Selection Committee Member, Leadership Florida (2015) 
  • Gold Coast Regional Council Member, Leadership Florida (2014 - 2015) 
  • Nominating Committee Member, Leadership Florida (2014) 
  • Governance Task Force Co-Chair, Leadership Florida (2013 – 2014) 
  • Chairman, Florida College System Chancellor’s Leadership Executive Alumni Group (2014 – current) 
  • Vice-Chairman, Florida College System Chancellor’s Leadership Executive Alumni Group (2012 – 2014) 
  • Co-President and Co-Founder, Arizona State University Alumni Group of Florida (2015 – current) 
  • Chairman of the Board, 2-1-1 Broward (2010 – 2012)  
  • Vice-Chairman, 2-1-1 Broward (2010) 
  • General Counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs, 2-1-1 Broward (2008 – 2010) 
  • Chairman, The Seventeenth Circuit's Grievance Committee 17F (2009 – 2010) 
  • Vice-Chairman, The Seventeenth Circuit’s Grievance Committee 17F (2008 – 2009) 
  • President, T.J. Reddick Bar Association (Broward County’s African American Bar Association) (2007 – 2008) 
  • Vice President, T.J. Reddick Bar Association (2006 – 2007) 
  • Vice President, Jack and Jill Children’s Center (2014 – 2016)  
  • Vice President, Broward Days (2014 – 2016) 
  • Co-Chair, Washington Summit, Legislative Advocacy Team, Greater Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce (2015) 
  • Steering Committee Member, Washington Summit, Greater Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce (2015, 2017) 
  • Chairman, Corporate Counsel Section of the Broward County Bar Association (2012 – 2014) 
  • Committee Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys Annual Conference (2012 & 2013) 
  • Broward Heartwalk Executive Leadership Team (2011 – 2012) 
  • Board Member, Business for the Arts (2011 – 2014) 
  • Board Member, Paradise Education Foundation (2011 – 2014) 
  • Board Member, United Way of Broward County Board of Ambassadors (2008 – 2014) 
  • Board Member, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County (2007 – 2010) 
  • Board Member, Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division (2008 – 2009) 
  • Board Member, Broward County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division (2004 – 2008) 
  • Founding Committee Member, Ghost Light Society, Broward Center for the Performing Arts (2009 – 2010) 
  • Member, The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award Committee for the Seventeenth Circuit (2007) 
LEADERSHIP ACADEMIES 
  • Leadership Florida, Class XXX (2011 – 2012)
  • Leadership Broward, Class XXVI (2008 – 2009)
  • Division of Florida College’s Chancellor’s Leadership Academy (2012)
  • Broward College President’s Leadership Academy (2011 – 2012)
HONORS AND AWARDS
  • South Florida Business and Wealth Magazine, Up and Comer Award Winner, Education Category (2016)
  • Legacy South Florida Magazine, One of South Florida’s 50 Most Powerful and Influential Black Professionals in Business and Industry (2015)
  • City and Shore Magazine, “Powers for Good” (2014)
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite, Top Government & Non-Profit Attorneys (2014)
  • Daily Business Review, Rising Stars (2013)
  • 2-1-1 Making Real Connections Honoree (2013)
  • South Florida Business Journal, 40 Under 40 (2012)
  • Florida’s Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2010 – 2011)
  • ICABA, one of South Florida’s 100 Most Accomplished Blacks in Healthcare and Law (2009)
  • Gold Coast Magazine, 40 Under 40 (2009) (inaugural edition)
  • South Florida Legal Guide, Up and Comer (2009 – 2010)
  • CNN Headline News as Comcast Newsmaker (2008)
  • Success South Florida Magazine as one of the "40 Under 40" Most Influential Black Business Professionals (2008)
  • South Florida Business Journal’s Up & Comers Award – Legal Category (2008) – Only one winner is selected from the tri-county area
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite, Up and Comer (2008)
  • Urban League Gennext Momentum Award Winner (2008) – inaugural winner
  • Recognized by Gold Coast Magazine as prominent South Floridian (2007)
PRESENTATIONS
  • Various engagements on leadership
  • Various engagements on higher education law and policy
  • Various engagements on timely local, state, and national political issues
  • Various engagements on managing an in-house legal department
  • Various engagements on human trafficking
PUBLICATIONS
  • Co-author, “The Constitutional Implications of Government Funding for Florida’s Primary Voting Process: Is It Constitutionally Permissible to Publicly Fund the Two Major Parties’ Primaries to the Exclusion of All Other Political Parties?,” Nova Southeastern University Law Review, Volume 33 Book 1 (Fall 2008)
  • Co-author, “Cheney's Claims Could Expose Him to Suit,” American Constitutional Society For Law and Policy, July 5, 2007
  • Co-author, “Baseless Securities Claim Leads to Severe Judicial Sanction,” Washington Legal Foundation, Dec. 2002, Vol. 12, No. 29

 
 
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