LaToya D. Rembert-Lang, Esq.
Marketing Research Association
As a child, LaToya D. Rembert-Lang wanted to be a lawyer. She is now general counsel for the Marketing Research Association in Washington, D.C., a leading trade group. “My motivation to be a lawyer rested solely on the position that it was an avenue to be an advocate. I wanted to practice law in Washington, D.C.,” she says. Supreme Court justices Thurgood Marshall, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O’Connor inspired Rembert-Lang, but meeting “legal rock stars” like former Judge Mark P. Painter and Attorney Sharon Zealey as a law student sealed her career choice. However, she gives much credit to her family for keeping her focused. “My mother reminds me to work hard and stay humble, but to be thankful for the little things that will lead me to bigger things,” she says. “My (late) grandmother reminded me that grace and mercy will bring me through any situation that I may encounter.”
Rembert-Lang received a bachelor’s degree in political science and a Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati. She was editor-in-chief for the Immigration and Nationality Law Review and earned a Master of Laws degree in intellectual property and information law from American University’s Washington College of Law.
Rembert-Lang has authored legislation in Louisiana on prohibiting push polls, co-authored an online legal reference tool for the survey and opinion research profession, and negotiated policy changes regarding the call monitoring of telephone surveys within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She also lobbied and monitored legislative activity nationwide as the state legislative director with the Council for Marketing and Opinion Research. A featured speaker and writer on privacy trends and intellectual property issues, she has published more than 25 articles and the comment “Reinforcing the Tower of Babel: The Impact of Copyright Law on Fansubbing,” featured in the American University Intellectual Property Brief.