Greg Shatan

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Country: USA
Email: gshatan[at]reedsmith[dot]com
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ICANNLogo.png Currently a member of the
GNSO's IP Constituency

Greg Shatan is a Partner at Reed Smith LLP, where he has been since February 2006, practicing intellectual property, technology and transactional law. Prior to joining Reed Smith, he was a Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP for 2 years and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP for 10 years. He began his legal career at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, where he was an associate for 8 years. He has been involved with INTA and its Internet Committee, where he has served on the DNS and Registration Practice Subcommittee and the new gTLD Subcommittee over the course of 8 years. [1]

ICANN Involvement

Greg is a member of the Intellectual Property Constituency. He has been involved in the following ICANN Working Groups and Drafting Teams:[2]

• Reserved Names WG (2007)

• Single Letter Names WG (2007) (sub-WG of Reserved Names WG) (Chair)

• Rights Protection Mechanism Ad Hoc Reference Implementation Group (2007)

• Temporary Drafting Group on New gTLD Registry Agreement Issues (TDG-Legal) (2010-2011)

• IOC/RCRC Protections DT (2011-2012)

• IGO-INGO Protections PDP WG (2012-current)

• Policy & Implementation Charter DT (2013)

• Policy & Implementation WG (current)

• GNSO Standing Committee on Improvements -- IPC Representative (alternate) (current)


Greg has degrees from Wesleyan University (B.A. in Sociology/Psychology and Music) and Columbia University Law School (J.D.). [1] At Columbia, he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia-VLA Journal of Law & the Arts. At Wesleyan, he was the President and Music Director of WESU-FM.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Greg Shatan, Retrieved 2013 August 9.
  2. ICANNWiki Interview, July 2013.