Gregory S. McNeal

Prof. Gregory S. McNeal

Professor of Law and Public Policy, Pepperdine University School of Law

Professor Gregory S. McNeal, JD/PhD, is a Professor of Law and Public Policy at Pepperdine University. He is an expert on drones and topics related to security, technology and crime. He is a nationally recognized commentator for Forbes, and a frequent keynote speaker about technology, law and policy.  Dr. McNeal is the chair of the Federalist Society's Emerging Technology Working Group.  

His articles have been published in the Georgetown Law Journal, the Texas Law Review, the George Washington Law Review, the Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy, the Washington & Lee Law Review, and the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy among others.

Dr. McNeal has testified before Congress and state legislatures about the legal and policy issues associated with drones and has aided state legislators, cities, municipalities, and executive branch officials in drafting legislation and ordinances related to drones. He was appointed by the FAA Administrator to serve on the Federal Aviation Administration's Micro Unmanned Aircraft Systems Aviation Rulemaking Committee related to flight over people, the Remote Identification and Tracking Aviation Rulemaking committee, and on the Federal Aviation Administration's UAS Registration Task Force, Aviation Rulemaking Committee. He is the Reporter for the Uniform Law Commission's Tort Law for Drones committee, serves as Chair of the Consumer Technology Association's Industry Standards Working Group on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (R6 WG 23) and as a voting member of the ASTM technical committee creating scientific standards to govern unmanned aircraft and their operation.

He completed his B.A. at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, his M.P.A. at American University, and J.D. at Case Western Reserve University. Greg received his Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University.