Jane Ray

Senior Counsel
713.632.8022 | Houston, Texas
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Professional Summary

Jane’s practice is focused on complex commercial litigation and arbitration, with experience in securities litigation, class action, medical malpractice, toxic tort, and banking litigation.

Representative Experience
  • Joseph Hardesty, et al. Helped secure a unanimous $107 million federal jury trial win for two mining families in California. Plaintiffs alleged that the County of Sacramento violated their procedural and substantive due process rights by improperly shutting down a sand-gravel mine at the urging of a large competitor (Top 100 U.S. verdict of 2017).
  • MM Steel, LP v. Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., et al.  Represented a start-up steel distributor in a federal antitrust suit against the nation’s largest steel distributors and manufacturers arising from the defendants’ efforts to prevent the entry of a new competitor in the Gulf Coast region.  In one of the few per se antitrust cases to proceed to trial in decades, the firm secured a victory in a five-week jury trial on all claims and a verdict of $54 million, which was trebled to $156 million.
  • Assisted client in pre-suit investigation involving offshore drilling equipment failure by conducting detailed fact investigation and assessing its potential liability.
  • Berge Helene v. GE Oil & Gas   Discovery lead and technical support in $52 million breach of warranty and fraud case involving the performance of reciprocating gas compressors aboard an FPSO off the coast of Mauritania.  The five-week bench trial in Houston federal court resulted in take-nothing judgment on behalf of GE Oil & Gas.
  • Represented clients in cases involving allegations of securities fraud concerning oil & gas investments, FINRA investigation against agent, Fair Labor Standards Act class action, medical malpractice, and toxic tort litigation.
  • Represented clients in commercial disputes concerning real estate, lender liability, check-kiting claims under UCC Article 4 and federal regulations pertaining to check processing, collections, and returns, and debt collection including summary judgment against a borrower on a $10 million+ debt.
Professional Honors & Affiliations
  • Member:  Texas Bar Foundation
Education & Professional Background
  • The University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 2000 (Editor-in-Chief, Houston Journal of International Law, 1999-2000)
  • The University of Texas, B.A., 1997, with Highest Honors , (Phi Beta Kappa, Distinguished College Scholar, College of Arts & Sciences)
  • Admitted to practice:  Texas, 2000;  all Texas federal courts