GREG OLANIRAN is a member of the Litigation and Intellectual Property & Technology practice groups at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp (MSK). Mr. Olaniran’s multidisciplinary experience allows him to offer more comprehensive solutions to challenges faced, not only by leading media and entertainment clients, but also by clients in retail, real estate, government contracts, and healthcare industries. Mr. Olaniran represents clients on a broad array of rights issues including content creation, distribution on multiple platforms, general business and other intellectual property matters. He has represented clients before state and federal trial and appellate courts, and various administrative agencies, including the U.S. Copyright Office, the Copyright Royalty Board and the Federal Communications Commission.
Mr. Olaniran is a member of MSK’s Governing Board. Because of his unwavering commitment to diversity in the legal profession, he is also Co-Chair of MSK’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee. Mr. Olaniran is especially proud of being instrumental in his firm’s efforts to cultivate a more inclusive workplace and to establish a framework for fighting anti-Black racism.
Mr. Olaniran is immediate past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Horizon Foundation, the largest independent philanthropic healthcare foundation in the state of Maryland. As Board Chair, he led the foundation’s advocacy to prioritize mental health for its community and led the foundation’s community leadership efforts during the COVID crisis, including the foundation’s distribution of nearly $2.5M to more than 70 different community programs. Mr. Olaniran is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and a former board member of the Alpha Foundation of Howard County, Maryland.
Mr. Olaniran received two undergraduate degrees, with honors, in Accounting and Business Administration from Morgan State University, where he also earned an MBA in Finance. He subsequently earned his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate. After several years as an accountant, he left the accounting world to pursue the study of law full-time at The 42 BLACK ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS LAWYERS ASSOCIATION George Washington University Law School. At GW Law, Mr. Olaniran immensely enjoyed his time as Editor-In-Chief of The Advocate, the official law school newspaper. Mr. Olaniran, an active member of GW BLSA, also received the Patricia Roberts Harris Award for community service and outstanding leadership.