Neil Ray: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Neil Ray


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Practice Areas

  • International Practice
  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation
  • Litigation
  • Communications
  • Digital Business
  • Social Media
Law SchoolLondon School of Economics and Political Science, LL.B.; The College of Law, London, Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, 1999
Admitted2004, California

Neil Ray is an international trade and technology transactions attorney who works from Sheppard Mullin's San Francisco and Del Mar offices. He is dual-qualified as an English solicitor (non-practicing) and California attorney.

International Trade Law

Mr. Ray advises on all aspects of U.S. and EU law relating to international trade and investment and has substantial experience with export controls (EAR/ITAR), economic sanctions (OFAC), and customs laws and regulations. Neil also regularly counsels clients on anti-bribery/anti-corruption, anti-competition, and privacy laws and regulations and has substantial experience of defending companies against U.S. government investigations.

Technology Transactions

Mr. Ray also advises on technology and intellectual property transactions including related compliance issues such as data protection, privacy, consumer protection, and antitrust laws. He has developed a strong background in counseling clients on the development, commercialization and licensing of ecommerce platforms, Internet websites, digital media, mobile device technologies, and commercial and consumer software, including cloud computing applications such as software as a service (SaaS) or hosted software solutions.




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New Russian Sanctions Legislation
Neil Ray, February 25, 2015
On December 18, the President signed legislation passed by Congress that authorizes further sanctions on Russia. The Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014 (UFSA) is aimed to assist “in restoring Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity” and to deter the Russian Government...

Data Privacy Alert: Prepare for Changes to the US-EU Safe Harbor
Neil Ray, May 12, 2014
In the aftermath of disclosures of the extent of U.S. government monitoring of private communications, the European Commission is currently considering changes in the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor framework. The EU and its member states already have some of the strictest data privacy laws in the world. Under...
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Neil Ray

501 West Broadway, Nineteenth Floor
San DiegoCA 92101


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