• Biography
  • Prior Experience
  • Representative Matters
  • Recognition and Involvement

Biography

Ray, an Associate 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 Experience

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.

Representative Matters

  • Assisted in successfully representing one of the nation’s largest investment banks in response to a multi-year investigation by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and Bureau of Securities; the case was ultimately closed without further action.
  • Conducting internal investigations for businesses and municipalities in matters involving fraud, theft of services, and whistleblower claims.
  • Representing doctors and pharmacists in investigations brought by the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor and the Division of Consumer Affairs.
  • Defending individuals charged with racketeering, money laundering, and bribery by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the New Jersey Attorney General, and various District Attorneys and County Prosecutors in New York and New Jersey.
  • Represented international shipping company in restrictive covenant and non-compete agreement dispute.
  • Assisted a leading, global manufacturing company in obtaining immigration visas for its employees.
  • Represented and secured substantial compensation for a senior corporate executive who was a victim of employment discrimination.
  • Negotiated severance package for an executive board member of a national software development company.

Recognition and Involvement

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.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law, J.D.
  • Binghamton University, B.A., cum laude

Education

  • New Jersey
  • New York