Megan Gray

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Non-Residential Fellow
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For over 15 years, Megan Gray has focused her legal practice on Information, Internet, Innovation, and Intangibles.  Within those fields, she has worked as corporate counsel, litigator, and lobbyist for startups, established companies, non-profit organizations, trade associations, and government regulators.  In the privacy arena, Gray has been a key player in a number of precedential matters, including the first case alleging violation of a FTC Consumer Privacy Consent Order (Google/Safari, $22.5 million settlement) for false privacy statements, the first FTC case alleging violation of a Consumer Privacy Consent Order (Upromise, $500,000 settlement) for failure to adequately disclose data collection or submit adequate third-party assessments, the first lawsuit against a leading Internet portal for privacy violations (AquaCool v. Yahoo!), the first FTC enforcement action against online distribution of identification templates (FTC v. InfoWorld), and the first motion to quash a subpoena to disclose the identity of an anonymous Internet poster (Xircom v. Doe).  Prior to joining the FTC, Gray represented a substantial and diverse client base at her own law firm (Gray Matters), Baker & Hostetler, and O'Melveny & Myers.  She graduated cum laude from the University of Texas School of Law while concurrently obtaining a Master's Degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs.