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Greg Duff founded and chairs the firm’s national Hospitality, Travel and Tourism group. Greg’s practice is directed at the variety of operations-oriented matters faced by hospitality and travel industry members, including management agreements, franchise agreements, sales and marketing, distribution and e-commerce, procurement and technology.

Greg serves as counsel and legal advisor to many of the hospitality industry's local, state and national trade associations and trade groups, including AH&LA and HSMAI.

Greg also founded and co-hosts each year the annual Travel and Technology Conference that focuses on the development and use of emerging technologies in the hospitality and travel industries.

Prior to joining Garvey Schubert Barer, Greg served as Associate General Counsel at the Westin Hotel Company/Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Assistant General Counsel at Group and General Counsel and VP of Development at Columbia Hospitality.

Professional Activities

  • Firm Chair, Garvey Schubert Barer, 2016-present
  • Member, American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA)
  • Member, Washington Lodging Association  (WLA)
  • Member, Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association (ORLA)
  • Member, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
  • Member, Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI)
  • Part-time Lecturer, Hospitality Law, University of Washington School of Law



Blog Posts

Blog Posts

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements


Past Appearances


  • Washington, 1994
  • Oregon, 2012


University of Puget Sound Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1994

  • Editor-in-Chief, University of Puget Sound Law Review, 1993-1994

Pepperdine University, B.S., magna cum laude, 1991

Honors | Recognitions

  • Ranked in Chambers USA as a Recognized Practitioner for Leisure & Hospitality (Nationwide), 2017
  • Named a “Top Lawyer” by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
  • Named by peers as a “Super Lawyer” in Washington Law & Politics magazine
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