David Graff (L'95)

David Graff is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and Brown University. He began his legal career as an associate with the Washington, D.C. firm Shea and Gardner (now Goodwin Proctor). He has over twenty years of experience in high-profile roles with public and private companies. From 1999 to 2007, Graff served as the general counsel to Edison Schools, Inc., a global, publicly traded company focused on providing products and services for the K-12 education marketplace. Following this, he was the general counsel and executive vice president for corporate development of Epic Media Group, one of the country’s largest digital marketing platforms, where he was responsible for the company’s regulatory, compliance, privacy, and litigation efforts. Graff was also the chief executive officer of Online Intelligence, a digital forensics platform that provided brand protection and traffic integrity services to brand advertisers and owners of premium content, and also as the general counsel for a digital software company.

Since 2014, Graff has served as the senior director for Google’s Global Product Policy team, an internationally-based team focused on researching, formulating, and implementing the policies that govern how Google products work and interact with users and society. His team is responsible for a wide swath of Google products, including Search, News, Assistant, Geo and Maps, Play, Cloud, GSuite, new and emerging products, and all ads-related products.

Graff is a frequent speaker and panelist on issues relating to emerging technologies and content regulation. Based in San Francisco, he is the proud father of two teenagers, Eli and William. Graff’s wife, Dawn Porter—also a Georgetown Law Center graduate—is an award-winning filmmaker and the co-founder of independent film and television production company, Trilogy Films. Porter directed the Emmy-nominated documentary film, “Gideon’s Army,” and most recently a four-part Netflix series titled “Bobby Kennedy for President.”

Graff will be featured on the panel entitled Tech Talk: How Emerging Technologies Are Shaping Our World with Alyssa Harvey Dawson (L'96), Curtis White (L'71), and Kim Keenan (F'83).