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George S. Ray

Associate

Atlantic Station
201 17th Street NW
Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30363
george.ray@nelsonmullins.com

George Ray focuses his practice on Georgia government relations, state and local administrative law and regulatory proceedings, and business litigation. Representing education, healthcare, non-profit, and other business entities before the Georgia General Assembly and State agencies, Mr. Ray works with clients to develop and implement strategies at each stage of the legislative and regulatory policy processes....

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George Ray focuses his practice on Georgia government relations, state and local administrative law and regulatory proceedings, and business litigation. Representing education, healthcare, non-profit, and other business entities before the Georgia General Assembly and State agencies, Mr. Ray works with clients to develop and implement strategies at each stage of the legislative and regulatory policy processes. He also helps clients resolve Georgia business, regulatory, and procurement disputes. 

He also helps clients resolve Georgia business, regulatory, and procurement disputes. 

George Ray focuses his practice on Georgia government relations, state and local administrative law and regulatory proceedings, and business litigation. Representing education, healthcare, non-profit, and other business entities before the Georgia General Assembly and State agencies, Mr. Ray works with clients to develop and implement strategies at each stage of the legislative and regulatory policy processes.... He also helps clients resolve Georgia business, regulatory, and procurement disputes. 

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Representative Matters

  • Managed legislative agenda and organizational matters for public education client, resulting in achievement of its key funding and policy goals in the Georgia General Assembly including restoration of $166 million in austerity cuts and salary increases for all certified educators.
  • Successfully defended client in bid protest and appeal for state contract worth over $30 million through two levels of administrative review and petition for writ of certiorari in Superior Court of Fulton County. 
  • Developed, implemented, and supervised an electronic discovery project encompassing 1.2 million documents and utilizing targeted review strategies and advanced analytics processes. 

Previous Professional Experience

  • Summer Associate, Nelson Mullins Rilely & Scarborough LLP (2013, 2014) 
  • Research Assistant, Professor Hillel Levin, University of Georgia School of Law (2013)
  • Associate, Government and Community Relations, Georgia Institute of Technology (2009-2012)
  • Legal Extern, the Honorable Timothy C. Batten Sr., U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (2013)
  • Legal Intern, Governor Nathan Deal, Office of Executive Counsel (2013)
  • Legislative Intern, Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives, Georgia General Assembly (2008)

Educational Activities

  • University of Georgia School of Law
    • Chairman, Student Advisory Council 
    • Georgia Law Honor Court

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law, JD (2015)
    • Kenneth L. Millwood Scholar
    • Order of Barristers
    • Order of the Coif
    • Pupil, Lumpkin Inn of Court
    • Winner – Prince Evidence Moot Court Competition
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, BS, Management, Public Policy (2009)

Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

Practice Areas

  • Young Alumni Committee, University of Georgia Law School Alumni Association Council
  • Regional Committee Chairman, Georgia Tech President's Scholarship Program 
  • Volunteer, Georgia Justice Project
  • Volunteer, Atlanta Track Club
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