Dean of GMU School of Law Brings Legal and Technology Focus
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Mark F. Grady, who has led George Mason University School of Law to its current position of national prominence, has been elected to the board of directors of The Progress & Freedom Foundation.
Grady, who serves as dean and professor of law, joined GMU Law School in 1997. He founded and organized three academic centers within the school, including the National Center for Technology and Law. He was also responsible for the creation of the Global Internet Summit, the largest annual technology policy event in Northern Virginia. During his tenure, GMU law school has risen from tier three to tier one status, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Grady has taught at UCLA, Duke, Northwestern and the Universities of San Diego and Iowa law schools. He served as a consultant to the Federal Trade Commission from 1981-85 and held various positions with the agency from 1974-78. He also served on the Task Force on Regulatory Relief, and was counsel to the Senate Judiciary committee. He has published widely and held numerous academic leadership positions. He holds an A.B. summa cum laude in economics and a J.D. from UCLA. He is an expert in intellectual property, antitrust, torts and law and economics.
“Mark Grady is a national leader in the areas of law and technology policy,” said Foundation President Jeffrey A. Eisenach. “We are honored he has agreed to serve as a member of our board of directors.”
The Foundation’s board is chaired by George A. (Jay) Keyworth II, PhD, who was science advisor to President Ronald Reagan and, concurrently, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Keyworth and Eisenach founded PFF in 1993.
The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It is a 501(c)(3) research & educational organization.