Greg Barnes is a licensed attorney with more than a decade of experience working on media and technology related issues. Prior to joining the team at TwinLogic Strategies, he served for several years as the General Counsel and Vice-President of Government Affairs at the Digital Media Association (DiMA), a nationally recognized trade association dedicated to helping online music and video platforms find new and exciting ways to make legitimate content available for online streaming.
Throughout his career, Greg has been at the forefront of many legislative battles and successfully advised policymakers on a broad range of topics, including copyright, patent reform, competition policy and antitrust, privacy, government surveillance, immigration reform, and general labor and workforce related matters.
Prior to joining the private sector, Greg held positions in both state and federal government. At the federal level, he worked for several years on Capitol Hill as a Counsel on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, where he advised the panel’s democratic members on the crime subcommittee that was chaired by Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA).
He also has been employed by the U.S. Department of Labor as an Economist. At the state level, Greg served as Deputy Chief of Staff in the Office of the Missouri Governor.
In his spare time, Greg writes extensively on the topic of intellectual property law and policy in various publications, including the Huffington Post, Roll Call, and The Hill newspaper where he currently serves as a contributing writer. He is a member of the National Film Preservation Board, the Recording Academy and a former member of the National Sound Recording Preservation Board.
Greg holds a Master in Public Policy degree from Harvard University, a Juris Doctorate from Washington University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Morehouse College.