Law School/Year: Fordham Law, 1993
Other Graduate School/Year: M.S.S., U.S. Army War College, 2007
College/Year: Fordham University, B.A., 1986
California; admitted to all federal district courts within California; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court.
Business Litigation; Civil Litigation
Ray represents the State of California in complex civil fraud and qui tam litigation involving the pharmaceutical and medical device-related industries. Most recently, Ray has been involved with the multi-district litigation against various pharmaceutical manufacturers, In re Pharmaceutical Industry Average Wholesale Price Litigation, State of California, ex rel. Ven-A-Care v. Abbott Laboratories, et al., among other multi-district litigation cases.
Prior to joining the Attorney General’s office, Ray practiced in the areas of intellectual property, entertainment, complex litigation, and related insurance coverage litigation. He has negotiated a variety of entertainment contracts for a variety of media (e.g., radio, television, software, literary) and, for example, defended a copyright infringement case concerning an Academy Award-nominated documentary film. More recently, he was a consultant in the simulation modeling industry (aka “serious games”), and co-writer for a popular video game based on small unit military tactics.
Ray is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units, among other professional organizations.
Ray is a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and a combat veteran of the Iraq War. Currently, as a reservist, Ray coordinates military support for national (FEMA) or regional emergency response management agencies. Personal Background Prior to beginning his law career at the San Diego law firm of Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps LLP, Ray served as an active duty infantry officer in the U.S. Marines Corps, attended the Army’s elite Airborne and Ranger schools, and participated in Operation Just Cause in Panama as part of a joint expeditionary force. During law school, Ray was activated from the reserves for Operation Desert Storm. He was activated again for combat operations in Operation Iraqi Freedom with the First Marine Division in Iraq, and subsequently assisted with the integration of counter-improvised explosive device technology in military training for deploying unit at the Marine Corps Combat Training Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif. He has appeared as a military affairs commentator on national radio and television, including appearances on “The News Hour with Jim Lehrer.” Ray lives in San Diego with his wife, Courtney.