Amol S. Naik is a principal in the Public Policy Practice, who utilizes his unique government affairs and legal experience at senior levels in both the private sector and government to provide strategic advice to clients on a wide range of matters. Amol enjoys deep connections in the Atlanta civic and business communities and maintains a significant network throughout the southeastern US and nationally.
Prior to joining the firm, Amol served as the Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Atlanta, where he reported directly to Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and served as a member of her Cabinet, with responsibility for Atlanta’s efforts on sustainability, diversity and inclusion, and smart cities technology. In this role, he 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. Prior to joining the administration, Amol served on the Mayor’s Transition team, leading its efforts on ethics and transparency reform.
Amol has extensive technology policy experience, having held a number of senior government affairs and legal roles at Alphabet. Amol led all of Google’s government relations and public affairs efforts at the state and local level in Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky and Florida, and then went on to lead all external affairs for Google Fiber for 13 states in the southeastern US. As Corporate Counsel on Google’s Global Ethics & Compliance team, Amol built Google’s political law compliance structure globally, encountering cutting-edge issues relating to campaign finance, lobbying and election law. He was also a Director at MailChimp, and practiced at an international law firm based in Atlanta, Georgia, where his practice included government affairs and serving as primary outside counsel to a number of elected officials.
Additionally, Amol was a Mayoral appointee to the Atlanta Regional Commission, and has served on the Emory University Board of Visitors, as well as the boards of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and Technology Association of Georgia. The Atlanta Business Chronicle has selected him as a 40 under 40 honoree, and the Daily Report designated him as one of the top 10 lawyers under 40 in Georgia.
Amol has extensive international experience, including a German Marshall Fund Marshall Memorial Fellowship in Europe, participation in American Council of Young Political Leaders delegations to Asia, Australia and South America, and completion of a Google leadership program in Accra, Ghana.
Prior to entering the private sector, Amol served as Chief of Staff to the Senate Minority Leader in the Georgia General Assembly, where he was responsible for all legislative, policy and communications efforts for the Senate Democratic Caucus.