Ray is senior counsel in the Government Contracts and Construction groups. He has broad and deep experience in federal government, international and commercial contract and software licensing law, including drafting, negotiating and managing government and defense, international and commercial contracts and subcontracts, software licenses, and teaming and other agreements. His extensive experience also encompasses litigation/litigation management, mergers and acquisitions, FOCI negation, antitrust, project financing, employment law, investigations, and ethics and environmental compliance. 

Prior to entering private practice, Ray served for over 26 years as general counsel, secretary and vice president for multiple telecommunications and high technology companies located in the United States (CenturyLink, Qwest, Raytheon and Hughes), Australia (Tenix) and the United Kingdom (Invensys).


Representative areas of experience include:

  • Proposal strategy and support in response to federal agency solicitations.
  • Domestic and international taxation, ethics and employment, and federal (FCC) and state (PUC) regulatory tariff issues relating to federal government contracts.
  • Drafting and negotiating proposals, contracts and agreements with the General Services Administration, Department of Defense and various defense, civilian and intelligence agencies.
  • Drafting and negotiating supply, services, licensing, reseller, teaming and other agreements with both federal prime contractors and subcontractors.
  • Program and contract management advice, from contract formation through administration and close-out.
  • Bid protests in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC) and the General Accountability Office (GAO).
  • Requests for equitable adjustment, claims, and litigation before the COFC and Boards of Contract Appeals.
  • Due diligence and advice on government contract issues in mergers and acquisitions.
  • Foreign government procurement matters, including import and export laws.

Ray was a professor in the Contract and Fiscal Law Division of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School from 1986 to 2003. He has taught a variety of subjects in basic and advanced government contract and fiscal law programs for both defense and civilian government lawyers, including contract types, changes, construction contracting, commercial items, competition, government-furnished property, negotiated procurements, organizational conflicts of interest, protests, socioeconomic policies, teaming agreements, inspection, acceptance, and warranties, review of claims, deposition techniques and witness preparation, ethics in government contracting, and purpose and obligation of appropriations.

  • Colonel (Retired), U.S. Army Reserves
  • Graduate, Program Manager’s Course, Defense Systems Management College
  • Listed in Legal 500, 2018 to 2020
Professional and Civic

Community Activities

  • Chairman, West Point Nomination Board, Representative Gerry Connolly
  • District Coordinator, West Point Admissions, Virginia’s 11th Congressional District
  • Graduate, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College