Gregory Alan Barnes currently serves as General Counsel for the Digital Media Association (“DiMA”). DiMA is a nationally recognized trade association that represents the interests of several digital music and video service providers on a wide range of issues, including matters pertaining to copyright licensing, competition, privacy, the taxation of digital media, and broadband deployment. Some of DiMA’s more prominent members include companies such as Apple’s iTunes, Rhapsody, Microsoft, Slacker Radio, Amazon, Pandora and Google. Prior to joining DiMA, Mr. Barnes served for seven years as counsel to Chairman John Conyers, Jr on the House Judiciary Committee. In that capacity, he primarily focused on intellectual property, crime and terrorism related matters.
Prior to his tenure with the committee, Mr. Barnes had the privilege of serving as Deputy Chief of Staff to Missouri Governor Bob Holden; and as an aide to several Members of Congress, including Representatives William “Bill” Clay, Alan Wheat, and Bobby Scott.
He holds a Master in Public Policy degree from Harvard University, a Juris Doctorate from Washington University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Morehouse College.