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Last Updated: July 3, 2018
Stephan M. Ray is of counsel to the law firm of Owens & Gach Ray in Los Angeles. He was admitted to the Bar in California in 1979.
Ray attended UC Berkeley and UCLA where he received his BA in 1976. Ray graduated summa cum laude and was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Ray then attended Stanford Law School, where he received his JD in 1979. While at Stanford Law School, Ray was a member and associate editor of the Stanford Law Review (1977-1979) and served as an extern to the Honorable Stanley Mosk, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court (1978).
Ray is a Lecturer at both USC Gould School of Law (1989 – present) and at Stanford Law School (2002-2003 and 2006 – present). At USC Gould School of Law, Ray currently teaches Negotiation Skills (2016 – present), and he previously taught Corporate Reorganization (1989-2015). Ray currently teaches Corporate Reorganization at Stanford Law School.
Ray has served in several local and state Bar positions, including on the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California. He has also been listed in “The Best Lawyers in America,” “Best Bankruptcy Lawyers in America,” and “California Super Lawyers.” Ray has been selected as a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.
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Nomi Stolzenberg was quoted in an article about whether or not religious judges can keep their faith separate from their rulings. Stolzenberg said, “[Amy Barrett] is being selected to fulfill a half century campaign to take back the courts, to return religion to the public square, to dismantle a style of secularist constitutional interpretation that religious conservatives find objectionable."
"Lessons from Luckin Coffee: The Underappreciated Risks of Variable Interest Entities," Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog, July 28, 2020.
"Big is not necessarily bad," The Hill, July 30, 2020.
“The Death of the Income Tax (or, The Rise of America's Universal Wage Tax),” Indiana Law Journal 95 (2020): 1233.