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Attorney James S. Ray

James S. Ray

Practice Areas:  Employee Benefits; Employee Benefits Litigation; ERISA; ERISA Collections; ERISA Litigation; Multi-Employer Benefits; Taft-Hartley Plans; Labor and Employment; Collective Bargaining; Employment Litigation; Labor Legislation; Labor Relations; Union Labor Law

Admitted: 1977, Virginia; 1979, District of Columbia and U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; 1983, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; 1986, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; 1991, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; 1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, First and Fifth Circuits; 2003, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court; 2010, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Law School: George Washington University, J.D.

Member: The District of Columbia Bar (Member, Labor Law Section); Bar Association of the District of Columbia (Member, Labor Law Section); American Bar Association (Council Member, Labor and Employment Law Section, 1992-2000; Union Co-Chairman, Committee on Federal Legislative Developments, Labor and Employment Law Section, 1986-1989, 2000-2003; Chairman, ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits, 1983; Union Co-Chairman, Committee on Employee Benefits, 1980-1983). Elected Charter Fellow: College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 1996; American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, 2000.Biography: Listed: Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, 2004—; Best Lawyers in America, 1993-2010. Distinguished Recipient of the John L. Lewis Award, NCCMP, 2006. Member, 1989-1991, 2000-2002, Chairman, 2002 and Vice Chairman, 1991, Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans, U.S. Department of Labor. Elected Charter Fellow: College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 1996; American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, 2000. Member: Working Committee, National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans, 1979-2000; AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, 1983—. Fellow: Charter Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 1996; Charter Fellow, American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, 2000.

Born: Albany, New York