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Joseph Greenlee Joins NRA-ILA as Director of Litigation Counsel, Bolstering Second Amendment Advocacy Efforts

Monday, March 11, 2024

Joseph Greenlee Joins NRA-ILA as Director of Litigation Counsel, Bolstering Second Amendment Advocacy Efforts

The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) is proud to announce the appointment of Joseph Greenlee as Director of the Office of Litigation Counsel. With a sterling record of advocacy and scholarship in defense of Second Amendment rights, Greenlee's addition to the NRA-ILA team marks a significant stride in our ongoing efforts to protect and advance the rights of American gun owners through legal channels.

Joseph Greenlee comes to the NRA-ILA with a rich background in constitutional law, specifically pertaining to the Second Amendment. His professional journey is highlighted by significant tenures at various respected institutions and organizations. At Greenlee Law, PLLC, he honed his skills in constitutional and appellate litigation, demonstrating a profound commitment to upholding Second Amendment rights. His role as a Senior Attorney and Director of Constitutional Studies at the Firearms Policy Coalition was marked by achievements in litigation and policy advocacy, further cementing his reputation as a formidable advocate for gun rights.

As a Research Associate in Constitutional Law at the Independence Institute and a Policy Advisor for Legal Affairs at the Heartland Institute, Greenlee has contributed to shaping the discourse around constitutional freedoms, with a focus on the right to bear arms. His scholarly work, including authoring and co-authoring 15 scholarly articles cited over 225 times, underscores his influence in the legal community. Greenlee's academic contributions have been recognized in nearly 100 separate cases, including by the U.S. Supreme Court, showcasing the depth of his expertise and the impact of his work.

Randy Kozuch, Executive Director of NRA-ILA, lauded Greenlee's accomplishments and the value he brings to the organization: "Joseph Greenlee is a distinguished figure in the realm of Second Amendment litigation, with an extensive portfolio of over 90 cases and more than 30 briefs filed with the United States Supreme Court. His academic work is not only widely cited but has also significantly influenced the legal landscape concerning gun rights. Joe's addition to our team signifies a momentous enhancement in our litigation capabilities, promising to further our mission in defending the Second Amendment."

Greenlee's education from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and his comprehensive experience across a variety of legal arenas equip him uniquely for the challenges and responsibilities of leading the NRA-ILA's litigation efforts. His strategic vision and profound understanding of the Second Amendment will be instrumental in navigating the complex legal landscape and ensuring that the rights of gun owners are protected and preserved.

As the Director of the Office of Litigation Counsel, Greenlee will spearhead NRA-ILA's legal initiatives, drawing upon his extensive experience and deep commitment to the Second Amendment. The NRA-ILA looks forward to the contributions Joseph Greenlee will make in his new role, confident in his ability to lead with distinction and further the cause of protecting the constitutional rights of all Americans.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.