Taa R. Grays

taa-gravesAs the lead of Information Governance, Taa is responsible for the strategic management of MetLife’s Information Lifecycle Management Program. She leads a team that develops, implements and manages the Information Governance strategic plan, helping drive this initiative throughout MetLife. She provides strategic leadership for all aspects of the ILM program, including strategic direction, management of corporate ILM policies, processes, procedures, standards, and tools, and deployment of ILM principles throughout the global enterprise.

Taa served as the Chief of Staff to the General Counsel from 2010 - 2015. In this role, she worked closely with the General Counsel and his leadership team to identify, document and communicate Legal Affairs' initiatives. She collaborated and coordinated with the Legal Affairs leadership on strategic planning, project planning, management and accountability to ensure the timely completion of Enterprise and Legal Affairs deliverables and to champion various departmental initiatives. She also managed a staff of 140 associates that provides operational support to the Department, including but not limited to: project management, technology portfolio management and training support, communications, records management, finance management and analytical support, knowledge management, office services, and administrative and paralegal support. She also chaired the Legal Affairs’ Diversity Committee, co-chaired the Technology Governance Committee, and was an Executive Member of The Academy, Legal Affairs’ training committee.

Taa started with MetLife in 2003 in the Litigation Section, where her practice handled various federal and state lawsuits and regulatory complaints stemming from MetLife’s US Business and Investment activities. Prior to MetLife, Taa was an Assistant District Attorney with the Bronx District Attorney's Office in its Rackets Bureau for five and a half years. She is also very active in the legal community and holds leadership positions with several organizations, including 1st Judicial District Vice President of the New York State Bar Association.