Law School/Year: J.D., Fordham Law, 1993
Other Graduate School/Year: Master of Strategic Studies, U.S. Army War College, 2007
College/Year: B.A., Fordham University, 1986
All state and federal courts within California, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Supreme Court
Business Litigation, Civil Litigation, Corporate Business, Insurance
While in private practice, Ray Liddy was involved with a variety of complex litigation cases concerning insurance, environmental and business disputes. For example, he represented a defendant company in the complex civil litigation action, In re Firearms Cases.
At the Attorney General’s Office, Liddy represents the state of California in health care and False Claims Act litigation, including, most recently, its multi-district litigation action against numerous pharmaceutical manufacturers, In re Pharmaceutical Industry Average Wholesale Price Litigation, State of California, ex rel. Ven-A-Care v. Abbott Laboratories, et al. His cases concern drug pricing, off-label drug marketing, managed care and anti-kickback violations. He often works closely with the U.S. attorneys and attorneys general of other states.
According to U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General, California’s MediCal fraud unit recovered more MediCal money than any other state in 2009. So this peer recognition must be shared with the entire Medi-Cal fraud team in San Diego.
Prior to joining the Attorney General’s office, Liddy practiced in the areas of intellectual property (copyright, trademark and publicity rights), insurance and complex litigation.
He defended a client in a copyright dispute concerning an Academy Award-nominated documentary film. His transactional experience includes entertainment (motion picture, episodic and reality TV) and endorsement contracts for talent.
He also was a consultant to the software game industry, and co-writer for a popular video game based on small unit military tactics. Since joining the attorney general’s office following his last military reserve activation, Liddy has focused in the area of complex civil litigation involving health care, qui tam and False Claims Act litigation.
Liddy is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units, among other legal organizations.
Liddy is a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps reserves. As a reservist, he assists with the environmental and operations use analysis for military land/airspace acquisition and assists locally with the coordination of military support for local emergency services in the event of a national or regional emergency, such as the San Diego 2007 wildfires.
Prior to beginning his law career, Liddy served as an active duty infantry officer in the U.S. Marines Corps. He attended the Army’s elite Airborne and Ranger schools, and participated in Operation Just Cause in Panama. During law school, he was activated from the reserves for Operation Desert Storm. More recently, he was activated for combat operations in Operation Iraqi Freedom and assisted with the integration of counter-IED technology in military training for unit deployments.
He has been a consultant to the software game and defense industries, and has appeared as a military affairs commentator on national radio and television, including appearances on “The News Hour with Jim Lehrer.”
Liddy lives in San Diego with his wife Courtney.