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Gregory Haile


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 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 working at several law firms including, most recently, Berger Singerman.

In 2011, Mr. Haile became the first in-house chief legal counsel for Broward College, which has approximately 4,000 employees and approximately 68,000 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 system 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 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. His service is illustrated below.

  • Leadership Florida, Class XXX
  • Leadership Broward, Class XXVI
  • Broward College President’s Leadership Academy
  • Board Member, Free the Slaves (D.C. Based, Anti-Human Trafficking Advocacy and Service Org.) (2013)
  • Governance Task Force Co-Chair, Leadership Florida (2013)
  • Committee Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys Annual Conference (2013)
  • Vice-Chairman, Florida College System Chancellor’s Leadership Executive Alumni Group (2012 - 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)
  • Board Member, Jack and Jill Children’s Center (2012 – current) 
  • Chairman, Corporate Counsel Section of the Broward County Bar Association (2012 – current)
  • Broward Heartwalk Executive Leadership Team (2011 – 2012)
  • Board Member, Broward Days (2012 – current)
  • Board Member, Business for the Arts (2011 – current)
  • Board Member, Paradise Education Foundation (2011 – current)
  • Board Member, United Way of Broward County Board of Ambassadors (2008 – current)
  • 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)


  • 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)
  • Recognized by ICABA as 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)
  • Recognized by CNN Headline News as Comcast Newsmaker (2008)
  • Recognized by Success South Florida Magazine as one of the "40 Under 40" Most Influential Black Business Professionals (2008)
  • Winner of the 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)


  • National Association of College and University Attorneys General Counsel Institute (2013)
  • Moderate panel including the Mayor of Fort Lauderdale, a state senator, and a member of the state house of representatives speaking on the topic of political leadership
  • Panelist at the National Association of College and University Attorneys Annual Meeting on the subject of building efficiency in an in-house legal department (2012)
  • Panelist at the Valencia College Legal Conference on the subject of how in-house counsel should communicate with clients (2012)
  • Panelist at Nova Southeastern University Law School on the subject of diversity in the legal profession (2008 and 2009)
  • Moderated a panel of judges for the Florida Bar’s practicing with professionalism seminar (2008)
  • Keynote speaker at a Miami Gardens Junior Chamber of Commerce Event regarding the impact of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b)(3) on previous litigation involving Vice President Dick Cheney (2008)


  • 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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