Ray, who serves as Counsel with Calcagni & Kanefsky, focuses his practice on criminal defense, internal corporate investigations, and complex civil litigation. Ray has extensive experience interacting with federal and state law enforcement agencies and regularly represents clients facing complicated immigration concerns.
Prior to joining Calcagni & Kanefsky, Ray served as Deputy Attorney General for the New Jersey Attorney General’s Organized Crime Bureau. In his role as a trial attorney, Ray investigated and prosecuted high-profile racketeering, tax evasion, fraud, and money laundering matters as well as weapons- and narcotics-trafficking offenses.
Prior to his government service, Ray practiced at a prominent litigation boutique where he represented clients in immigration matters, criminal defense, and contract disputes.
Ray began his legal career as the judicial law clerk for the Honorable Ronald D. Wigler, Presiding Judge for the Criminal Division, Superior Court, Essex County.
In 2018, Ray was appointed to the Council of Urban Professionals Fellows Program, an institute committed to inspiring, elevating, and empowering the next generation of diverse business and civic leaders.
Among his many accomplishments while at the Attorney General’s Office, Ray tried numerous criminal cases to completion, obtaining favorable verdicts in every one of his cases. In recognition for his outstanding performance, Ray received awards from the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor and Division of Criminal Justice.
Ray is a member of the Harpur Law Council, a group of Binghamton University alum mentoring and supporting undergraduates who are considering law as a career. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and is an active member of both the Hispanic and Hudson Bar Associations.
Ray is routinely enlisted to serve as a panelist at various forums, including:
“Understanding the Brimage Guidelines,” hosted by The New Jersey Public Defender’s Office, Essex Trial Region.
“Legal Writing and Persuasion,” hosted by The Metro Latin American Law Student Association.
“Career Insights from Alumni,” hosted by Binghamton University.