Michael (“Mike”) Ray represents and counsels employers on the full spectrum of labor and employment matters. Mike regularly litigates class and collective actions under federal and state law, and has successfully tried multiple cases to a complete defense verdict in forums across the country.
Mike has particular experience in high-stakes litigation and strives to help employers reach practical and creative solutions to their problems. Mike understands that there is no “one size fits all” approach to labor and employment matters, and he regularly partners with companies to achieve strategies and solutions that meet both their legal and business objectives.
Mike has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer “Rising Star” every year since 2013. The Rising Star distinction is awarded to attorneys under the age of 40 based on various indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. This recognition is awarded to no more than 2.5% of practicing Illinois attorneys.
In addition to his practice, Mike is a regular speaker and author on the labor and employment issues facing employers.
Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins back in 2005, Mike served as a law clerk for current Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Thomas Saylor.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Michael D. Ray