Kay Murray is IIE's Chief Legal Officer. She has practiced law in New York City for more than 25 years. For six years, Kay was a commercial litigator. Since 1994, she has served as in-house counsel at a variety of not-for-profit and for-profit organizations, including the Authors Guild, an association of professional writers, Tribune, a major media company, and the Open Society Foundations, a network of international grant-making and operating foundations. She is the co-author of "The Writers Legal Guide" (4th ed., 2012).

Kay received her J.D. from Northwestern University Law School, and her B.A. in English Literature from Xavier University.