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Law Office: William F. Ray

William Ray has practiced regulation on the organization for over thirty years. His practice specializes in business litigation and arbitration, including illustration of banks, securities brokers, economic advisors, coverage agencies, and fiduciaries. William has served as lead recommend in protecting elegance actions in Mississippi and elsewhere.

William has additionally served as a securities arbitrator for FINRA, and received his mediator certification from the Duke University Private Adjudication Center in 2002. He become appointed by way of the Mississippi Secretary of State to the project force that drafted the modern-day model of the Mississippi Securities Act, and served as chair of that mission force's subcommittee on fraud and civil…

William Ray has practiced law on the corporation for over thirty years. His exercise makes a speciality of commercial litigation and arbitration, such as illustration of banks, securities agents, monetary advisors, coverage corporations, and fiduciaries. William has served as lead recommend in defending class moves in Mississippi and some other place.

William has also served as a securities arbitrator for FINRA, and acquired his mediator certification from the Duke University Private Adjudication Center in 2002. He turned into appointed by way of the Mississippi Secretary of State to the venture pressure that drafted the present day version of the Mississippi Securities Act, and served as chair of that task force's subcommittee on fraud and civil legal responsibility.

William has authored amicus curiae briefs in the Fifth Circuit and the Mississippi Supreme Court on behalf of the Mississippi Consumer Finance Association, the Mississippi Bankers Association, and the American Bankers Association. He changed into diagnosed by way of Benchmark Litigation as a Local Litigation Star in 2016; by way of Chambers-USA as a leader in litigation; through The Best Lawyers in America inside the areas of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, and Banking & Finance Litigation; and by using Mid-South Super Lawyers within the regions of Business Litigation, Employee Benefits/ERISA, and Banking. William has also been named a few of the Super Lawyers Most 50 in Mississippi on 5 occasions.

Honors & Recognitions

•Appointed by using Mississippi Secretary of State to panel charged with presenting revisions to Mississippi Uniform Securities Act (2008, chairman of subcommittee on fraud and civil liability)
• Peer Review Popular by way of
Benchmark Litigation (2016-17, Local Litigation Star)
Chambers USA-America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2009-17, Litigation)
•Defense Research Institute (1997-ninety nine, Business Litigation Committee, Chair)
•Defense Research Institute (2002-gift, Law Institute)
•Defense Research Institute (2008-10, Law Institute, Chairman)
•Defense Research Institute (2012-15, Board of Directors)
•Duke University Private Adjudication Center Mediator Training (2002)
Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006-17, Business Litigation, Employee Benefits/ERISA, Banking; 2011-14, Most 50 in Mississippi)
•NASD/FINRA Securities Arbitrator
The Best Lawyers in America (2009-19, Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Banking & Finance; Litigation - Securities; Litigation - Trusts and Estates)
The Best Lawyers in America - Jackson, Mississippi Lawyer of the Year (2018, Litigation - Banking and Finance)
•Most Ten Recipient of Mississippi Business Journal's Leadership in Law Award, 2016.

Articles & Publications

Identity Theft 2010: Civil Liabilities and Regulatory Red Flags [Author: William Ray]
DRI Strictly Retail seminar, 03.04.2010
• The Law of Life Insurance: Key Issues in Each State, Mississippi Chapter (DRI Defense Library Series, 2017)
• Death of a Salesman? The Regulatory and Litigation Risk Facing Life Insurance Companies, ABA TIPS Seminar, 2016 (co-presenter)
• Mississippi Does Not Need State Court Class Actions, Mississippi Bar Association Summer School for Lawyers, 2016
• Litigation Trends and Emerging Risks, Mississippi Bankers Association, Bank Director Training Seminar, 2015
• Litigation Implications of Asset Protection Trusts, CLE presentation subsidized by using Trustmark Wealth Management, Jackson, Mississippi, 2014
• Protecting Your Corporate Representative from Ambush at Trial, IADC Trial Techniques and Tactics Committee Newsletter, September 2014 (co-creator)
• Punitive Damages: Strategies and Reality Checks, 2003-2006,” DRI Life, Heath, Disability and ERISA Seminar (2006)
•“Evaluating and Defending the Punitive Damages Case,” DRI Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Seminar (2005)
•“Issues Affecting Removal in Mississippi: Remand and Abstention,” University of Mississippi's nineteenth Annual Federal Practice and Procedure Seminar (2004) (moderator of panel of United States District Court judges);
•“Injunctions in Commercial Cases,” DRI Business Litigation Seminar (1999)
•“Representing Businesses in High-Profile Litigation,” DRI Annual Meeting (1999) (moderator)
•“Defending the Claim for Punitive Damages,” DRI Business Torts Seminar (1998)
•“Depositions and Ethics: Effective Deposition Practice,” The University of Mississippi Center for Continuing Legal Education (1996)

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Practise Areas

  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Banking, Financial Services, and Securities Litigation
  • Corporate Trustee Consulting and Litigation
  • Directors & Officers Consulting
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Governance
  • Employment and Labor
  • Employment and Labor Litigation
  • Environmental and Energy
  • Oil & Gas Litigation
  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Trust and Estate Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Litigation
Law Firm Position

Member

Admission Info

Admitted in 1986, Mississippi

Payment Type

Fixed hourly quotes
Fixed expenses available

Start on the Faculty of Law
University of Mississippi School of Law

Class of 1986
Juris Doctor

University Attended

University of Mississippi
Class of 1983
Bachelor's Degree
English

Birth Date and City

Born in 1961
Jackson, Mississippi, 1961

Associations & Memberships

Community & Professional

•Christ United Methodist Church
•Since 2014, William has served on the programming committee for the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence, a non-earnings foundation devoted to providing present day continuing education for state-court docket appellate judges from across the u . s . a .. He is likewise a member of the NFJE Board of Directors.
•Represented the Mississippi Economic Council and different parties in resisting efforts to put in force elegance movements in Mississippi State Courts (2017)


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Jackson, MS  39201
U.S.A.
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