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Gregory McNeal

Professor of Law and Public Policy
School of Public Policy


Gregory S. McNeal is a professor of law and public policy at Pepperdine University. He is an expert on technology law and policy and teaches internet law, privacy law, blockchain law and policy, and other courses related to technology and surveillance.  

His articles have been published by the Georgetown Law Journal, the Texas Law Review, the George Washington Law Review, the Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy, the Washington & Lee Law Review, and the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy among others.

McNeal has on multiple occasions testified before Congress and state legislatures about the legal and policy issues associated with emerging technology. He has aided state legislators, cities, municipalities, and executive branch officials in drafting legislation and public policies related to technological advances and has been appointed by Cabinet officials to multiple federal rulemaking and advisory committees.  

In addition to his academic experience, McNeal has extensive industry experience.  He co-founded a multinational aerospace and defense company, serves on the board of directors of a cleantech and energy company, and is on the advisory board of companies in the blockchain and entertainment industries.  He is a nationally recognized commentator for Forbes, has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, Bloomberg, NPR, and many other radio and television programs, and is a frequent keynote speaker about emerging technologies. He is also an IAPP-certified information privacy manager. 


  • PhD, Pennsylvania State University
  • JD, Case Western Reserve University
  • MPA, American University
  • BA, Lehigh University


  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Public Administration
  • Tech Policy
  • Internet and Web3