Danielle C. Gray
SVP, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
DANIELLE C. GRAY is senior vice president, chief legal officer, and corporate secretary for Blue Cross and BlueShield of North Carolina. She was formerly a partner at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, where she advised health-care companies, financial services institutions, universities, and other clients on litigation, internal investigations, and government enforcement actions. Gray also served in several leadership roles in the White House and Department of Justice. As assistant to the president and cabinet secretary, Gray was responsible for policy and communications coordination among all cabinet-level agencies. As deputy director of the National Economic Council, she advised the president and senior staff on key economic policy decisions. As associate counsel to the president, Gray provided legal advice on domestic and economic policy initiatives, and served as one of the principal lawyers advising the Office of Health Reform on the Affordable Care Act. She also played a lead role on judicial selection, including the nomination and confirmation of two justices to the United States Supreme Court. And as senior counsel to the assistant attorney general for the Civil Division, she helped supervise litigation of high-impact civil cases at the Justice Department on areas ranging from health care to civil rights to labor law. Gray earned her bachelor’s degree in economics and public policy from Duke University and her law degree from Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. She served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Merrick Garland on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and to Justice Stephen Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court.