Amol S. Naik is a principal in the Public Policy Practice, who utilizes his unique government affairs experience at senior levels in the private and public sectors to advise clients on a wide range of technology and infrastructure policy issues. Amol has deep roots in the Atlanta and Georgia civic and business communities and counsels clients on matters involving governmental entities throughout the Southeastern US and in Washington DC.
Prior to joining the firm, Amol served as the Chief Resilience Officer/Senior Advisor for Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms where he led Atlanta’s efforts on sustainability, equity and smart cities technology. Notably, Amol led the effort for adoption of Clean Energy Atlanta, a 100% citywide commitment to clean energy by 2035.
Previously, Amol held a number of senior roles at Google, including leading Google’s state and local public policy, government affairs and corporate social responsibility initiatives in the Southeastern US. Amol subsequently led Google Fiber’s external affairs efforts in the Eastern US, which included leading the passage of groundbreaking “one touch make ready” telecommunications reforms in Nashville, TN and Louisville, KY.
During the 2020 Presidential campaign, Amol served as a volunteer advisor to Biden for President on Georgia infrastructure issues. 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 serves on the Carter Center Board of Councilors, is a German Marshall Fund Marshall Memorial Fellow, and has served on the Emory University Board of Visitors and Atlanta Regional Commission, as well as an Adjunct Professor at the Emory University School of Law.
Amol holds a BA in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a JD from the Emory University School of Law.