Greg Shatan

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

Greg Shatan is a Partner in the New York office of Reed Smith LLP, a global law firm, 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 (2013-current)

• GNSO Standing Committee on Improvements -- IPC Representative (alternate) (2013-current)

• Cross-Community Working Group on Internet Governance -- IPC Representative


Greg has degrees from Wesleyan University (B.A. in Sociology/Psychology and Music, 1981) and Columbia University Law School (J.D., 1981).[1] At Columbia Law School, 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, the university's radio station. Greg also played on the Wesleyan University Rugby Football Club and the Columbia Business School Rugby Football Club.


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