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Gregory S. McNeal

Professor of Law and Public Policy
Caruso 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 technology law and policy and teaches courses related to surveillance and crime.

His articles have been published by 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 on multiple occasions testified before Congress and state legislatures about the legal and policy issues associated with emerging technology and has aided state legislators, cities, municipalities, and executive branch officials in drafting legislation and public policies related to technological advances. Dr. McNeal is the co-founder of AirMap, a multinational aerospace technology company and has served on the Federal Aviation Administration's Micro Unmanned Aircraft Systems Aviation Rulemaking Committee, the Federal Aviation Administration's UAS Registration Task Force, Aviation Rulemaking Committee, and the FAA's Remote Identification and Tracking Aviation Rulemaking Committee.

He is a nationally recognized commentator for Forbes, and a frequent keynote speaker about emerging technologies. He is also an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Manager. He has advised venture capital firms and other investors, start-ups, NGOs, law enforcement, consulting firms, insurance companies, and Fortune 500 companies about the legal and regulatory issues associated with emerging technologies.


  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
  • J.D., Case Western Reserve University
  • M.P.A., American University
  • B.A., Lehigh University



Book Chapters


  • Unmanned Aircraft (Drones)
  • Emerging Technology (IOT, Autonomous Vehicles)
  • Public Policy
  • Surveillance
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • National Security