Former Assistant to President Obama and Cabinet Secretary, Partner at O’Melveny and Myers
Danielle Gray is a litigation partner in O'Melveny & Myers LLP's New York and Washington, DC offices. She provides counseling to companies on complex regulatory problems and litigation, and also plays an active role in the firm's Appellate and White Collar and Corporate Investigations Practices. In addition, she is a member of the firm's Community Legal Services Committee, and is leading an effort to develop additional high-impact pro bono legal service opportunities. Ms. Gray served in the administration of President Barack Obama for five years in senior legal and policy positions, most recently as Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary. Prior to this role, Ms. Gray served as Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, where she focused on labor, consumer financial protection, education, and training issues. Previously, as Associate Counsel to the President, she served as one of the principal lawyers advising on the Affordable Care Act and played a lead role in judicial selection and confirmation proceedings. Ms. Gray received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was an Editor of the Harvard Law Review, and her B.A. from Duke University. She served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Merrick Garland on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and to Justice Stephen Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition to her law practice, Ms. Gray serves as a lecturer in law at Harvard Law School and a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress.