Taa R. Grays
Vice-President 1st District
Taa R. Grays of New York City is vice-president of the 1st Judicial District.
Grays, is VP & Associate General Counsel of Information Governance – MetLife Legal Affairs. She leads a global strategic program focusing on the holistic governance and management of information and provides guidance to business leaders to minimize the risk and maximize the value of information throughout its lifecycle.
Grays served as the Chief of Staff to MetLife’s General Counsel from 2010 – 2015. As a member of the GC’s leadership team, she developed and executed Legal Affairs’ strategy and initiatives. She also led a staff of 140 associates that provided operational support to the Department; chaired the Legal Affairs’ Diversity and Technology Committees; and was an Executive Member of Legal Affairs’ training Academy.
Grays is a past chair of the NYSBA Committee on Women in the Law and New York State Conference of Bar Leaders. She served on the House of Delegates from 2008 - 2010 and 2011 - 2012. She also is past president of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association and the Association of Black Women Attorneys.
She received her A.B. from Harvard College and J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.