Squire Patton Boggs principal Amol S. Naik has been selected by the Daily Report to its 2020 list of Georgia Trailblazers. A first generation Indian-American with an unconventional path to big law, Mr. Naik utilized his diverse skills to launch a public affairs practice in the firm’s Atlanta office.
Recognized as a “true agent of change,” Mr. Naik is a lawyer focusing on public policy and political law who has served in a number of senior roles in both the private sector and government. Notably, he was Google’s first political lawyer as an early member of the company’s Global Ethics & Compliance team. He then transitioned to public policy, leading public affairs and CSR for Google in the Southeastern US, followed by heading government affairs for Google Fiber in the Eastern US.
Most recently, he served as the Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Atlanta, where he was a member of Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ Cabinet in a Rockefeller Foundation funded position, with responsibility for the city’s efforts on sustainability, diversity and inclusion, and smart cities technology. In this role, Mr. Naik led the adoption of the Clean Energy Atlanta plan, a 100% citywide commitment to clean energy by 2035, and helped secure the American Cities Climate Challenge grant by Bloomberg Philanthropies on behalf of the City.
With strong ties to Atlanta’s civic and business communities, Mr. Naik was a member of Mayor Bottoms’ Transition team, was a Mayoral appointee to both the Atlanta Regional Commission and Fulton-Atlanta Land Bank Authority, and has served as an Adjunct Professor at the Emory University School of Law, on the Emory University Board of Visitors, and on the boards of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and Technology Association of Georgia.