Amy W. Ray

Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Amy W. Ray

Amy W. Ray

Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Biography

Amy Ray represents clients in high- U.S. and international antitrust matters. She focuses on transactions, litigation, arbitration, and investigations with a competition nexus. Global Competition Review featured her as one of its "40 Under 40 – Class of 2016" antitrust lawyers in its global survey. In addition, Amy has been named a "Rising Star" in Washington, DC, by Super Lawyers Magazine (2013-2017).

She has substantial experience providing merger arbitration advice to funds and other institutional investors and regularly advises on issues related to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. Amy recently has defended litigation clients in antitrust suits spanning the municipal derivatives, credit default swaps, and precious metals industries. Among her other notable representations are matters at the intersection of antitrust and technology, including her key role in Microsoft Corporation's acquisition of Skype (winner of Global Competition Review's "Merger Control Matter of the Year – Europe" in 2012); in Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn, the largest in its history (nominated for Global Competition Review's "Merger Control Matter of the Year – Europe" in 2017); and in the clearance of numerous intellectual property acquisitions.

Her pro bono representations include a matter for which the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs recognized her case team for its contribution to fair housing litigation. She also served for several years on the prestigious U.S. National Women's Law Center Leadership Advisory Committee. Amy is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.

Amy received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was an Equal Justice Fellow, and a B.A. from the University of Virginia with Highest Distinction.

She is admitted to the bars of the District of Columbia and the State of New York, as well as to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.

Experience



Notable representations include:
Civil Litigation

* U.S. v. Microsoft and N.Y. v. Microsoft, implementing the consent decree resulting from the landmark antitrust suit brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and twenty state attorneys general alleging antitrust violations under Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act.
* The Royal Bank of Scotland in In re Credit Default Swaps Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2476M, defending the bank against class allegations under Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act.
* Dexia, Assured Guaranty, Financial Security Assurance, Inc. and Financial Security Assurance Holdings, Ltd. in multidistrict class action litigation alleging antitrust violations in the municipal derivatives industry.

Corporate & Regulatory

* Sompo International in its agreement to purchase the operating subsidiaries of Lexon Surety Group LLC
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In Microsoft’s $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, the largest deal in Microsoft’s history, which is nominated for 2017 Merger Control Matter of the Year – Europe by Global Competition Review.

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Activist investor Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital Management in its acquisition of a 9.9% stake in Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.

* In Microsoft's $2.5 billion acquisition of Mojang and its Minecraft franchise.
* In Microsoft's $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype, recognized as 2012 Merger Control Matter of the Year – Europe by Global Competition Review.
* In Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's handset business.
* In Microsoft's acquisition of Havok 3D physics video game technologies from Intel.
* In Microsoft's role in the acquisition of more than 6,000 patents from Nortel.
* In Microsoft's purchase from AOL of more than 800 patents and related patent applications as well as a non-exclusive license to AOL's retained patent portfolio for $1.1 billion, and in the subsequent assignment of a significant portion of those intellectual property assets to Facebook Inc. for $550 million.
* In Microsoft's acquisition of Yahoo!'s search business and subsequent partnership agreements with Yahoo!.
* As antitrust counsel providing advice related to a number of prospective transactions and related investigations, including advocacy on behalf of concerned industry participants.

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Education
JD
Class of 2003

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

BA in Economics & Philosophy with Highest Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 2000

The University of Virginia (often abbreviated as UVA, UVa, or Virginia) is a public research university in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States. It was conceived and designed by U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, and established in 1819. UVA's initial Board of Visitors included former Presidents of the United States Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. Monroe owned the initial site of the University, which was mostly farmland. His law office and farmhouse are now the site of Brown College at Monroe Hill, a residential college at UVA. UVA is one of the eight original Public Ivy universities, and it is the only university campus in the United States that is designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In the 2013 edition of U.S. News and World Report's National University Rankings, the school was listed as America's 2nd best public university; tied with UCLA and surpassed only by UC Berkeley.

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Partner
Prior - 2018

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP has put over 200 years of legal experience and innovation to work today. As one of the world's most prominent financial services law firms, they have long-standing client relationships with premier financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies and other leading corporations, government entities, charitable and health care organizations, and individual private clients.

Partner
2018 - Current

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is an international law firm founded in San Francisco, California. Orrick traces its roots back to 1863, making it the oldest continuously operating law firm in San Francisco. The firm is focused on serving companies in the technology, energy & infrastructure and financial sectors and practices in five core areas: Corporate, Energy & Infrastructure, Finance, Intellectual Property and Litigation.

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Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp. purchases Fisker, Inc. (Inactive)

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Microsoft Corporation purchases Skype Technologies SA from Joltid Ltd., Andreessen Horowitz LLC, Silver Lake Management Co. LLC

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