President and CEO
Justin Gray is the President and CEO of Gray Global Advisors, LLC (GGA), a full service business advisory firm that specializes in the strategic implementation of government affairs and business consulting services for public and private corporations, foreign governments, educational institutions, trade associations, foundations, and nonprofits. Mr. Gray leads the operations of the firm’s numerous practice areas, and is responsible for the management of the Washington, D.C. office.
As a seasoned advisor in the creation of public policy campaigns and business development initiatives in the telecommunications, transportation and infrastructure, international trade, financial services, health care, energy, and education sectors, Mr. Gray counsels global governments, corporations, and non-profit organizations on legislative, regulatory, and third party stakeholder outreach initiatives. He also provides guidance to businesses on domestic and international development opportunities with respect to market entry analysis; transaction structure; regulatory and political risk mitigation; joint ventures; public-private partnerships; and navigating related government, business, and third party communities.
Mr. Gray’s previous experience includes executing messaging and outreach strategies for leading media and telecommunication companies on video franchising, network neutrality, must carriage agreements, and artist performance royalties. He has implemented engagement strategies with respect to antitrust and FCC approvals of mergers and other consolidation transactions on behalf of leading satellite radio and cable providers. Mr. Gray has advised heads of state on foreign policy and international trade matters related to restricting predatory collection of sovereign debt, territorial disputes, and tax haven issues. He has counseled government-backed international private equity clients on the structure and regulatory approval for privatization. He has also assisted in enforcing domestic and international market entry strategies on behalf of leading private equity, health care, information technology, and insurance risk management firms.
With his extensive experience as a practicing attorney, Mr. Gray has worked at several national law firms on corporate transactions and public policy matters. He has negotiated and structured corporate transactional matters on behalf of high-growth companies and investors on all aspects of formation and financing, choice of entity, angel and venture capital financing, capital structure, and private placements.
Mr. Gray has spoken on his public policy and business engagement strategies as a guest lecturer at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and at George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration.
Mr. Gray serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Riverview School in East Sandwich, MA, a co-educational residential school for children with complex learning and cognitive disabilities. He served on the Board of Directors of the Priorities USA Political Action Committee and served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Children’s Law Center, a Washington, D.C. based legal services organization that provides comprehensive legal and social services representation for at-risk children. Mr. Gray also served as a board member of Operation Understanding, a leadership development organization in Philadelphia, PA, that works to promote cultural awareness and tolerance.
Mr. Gray is admitted to the District of Columbia Bar Association, Virginia State Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, FL.