Ray L. Wong

Ray L. Wong: Attorney with Duane Morris LLP
  • Partner at Duane Morris LLP
  • One Market Plaza, Suite 2200, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Biography

Ray L. Wong practices in the area of litigation with a focus on a variety of business litigation, including employment and other complex civil litigation. He has practiced for more than 36 years in courts throughout California and the United States, representing individual and corporate clients in all facets of civil litigation. Mr. Wong also has served as a mediator and arbitrator, and has testified as an expert consultant and witness in civil litigation.

Mr. Wong has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Legal Aid Society. Mr. Wong also has served on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Bar Association and on the San Francisco Bar Association's Judiciary Committee, having chaired the Judiciary Committee for two years. Mr. Wong has been selected to serve as a Mediator and an Early Neutral Evaluator for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. He is a member of the Bay Area Asian American Bar Association and the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel. Mr. Wong also recently was named a fellow with the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel.

Mr. Wong speaks extensively on a variety of litigation issues in forums throughout the United States. He has served as co-vice chair of the American Bar Association's Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the Litigation Section, and he previously served as co-chair of the Diversity Committee and co-chair of the ADR/Mediation subcommittee. Mr. Wong also served as co-vice-chair of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee's annual meeting in 2007 and co-chair of the 2008 meeting. In 2006 through 2017, Mr. Wong was listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. He also was listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2008 through 2019 editions, and was named one of Northern California's Super Lawyers in 2004 through 2018. He was also listed as a Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell in 2013 and 2014. Mr. Wong has been trained and is a certified mediator.

Admitted to practice law in California, Idaho and Washington, Mr. Wong is a 1978 graduate of Harvard Law School and a graduate of the University of Utah, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Experience

•Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2006-present
•Hancock Rothert & Bunshoft LLP
- Chairman, 2000-2004
- Partner, 1985-2005
- Associate, 1981-1985

Honors and Awards

•Listed in U.S. News/Best Lawyers The Best Lawyers in America, 2008-2019

•Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, 2006-2019 editions

•Listed in Northern California's Super Lawyers in 2004-2018

•Listed in The International Who's Who of Insurance & Reinsurance Attorneys 2008-2010, 2012-2014, 2016 and 2017
•Named as a Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2013-2014
•Recognized as a Superstar of the American Bar Association at the American Bar Association Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Annual Meeting, 2013
•Listed in The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2010, 2012, and 2015
•Recognized as a Top Lawyer by The Beverly Hills Courier, 2011
•Listed in Best Lawyers in the Bay Area
•Listed in Best Lawyers in San Francisco
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Board Memberships

•Past Board Member, San Francisco Legal Aid Society

Civic and Charitable Activities

•Past Senior Warden and Chancellor at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church

Speaking Engagements

Selected Speaking Engagements

•Panelist, Risky Business with Cyber Insurance - Sunglasses Not Optional, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar, Tucson, AZ, March 3, 2017
• An Insurer's Duty to Settle: Factors and Considerations, DRI Conference, New York City, December 8, 2016
• Square Pegs, or Round Holes? Issues Arising in the Insurance Application Process, 2016 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar, Tucson, Arizona, March 2016
• Best Practices to Most Efficiently Resolve Coverage Disputes (It's Not Personal, It's Business), 2015 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar, Tucson, Arizona, March 4-7, 2014
• Young Lawyer Track-Insurance Law Jeopardy, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar, March 6, 2014
• Settlement Pitfalls, American Bar Association Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Annual Meeting, Tucson, Arizona, March 2013
• Mediation with the Masters: Contemporary Strategies for Effective Advocacy in Mediation, American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Chicago, June 10, 2010
• The Aggregate Issue - Products Versus Operations, DRI Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute, Chicago, Illinois, April 3, 2009
• Preparing an Insurance Coverage Case for a 21st Century Trial, American Bar Association Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Annual Meeting, Tucson, Arizona, March 7, 2009
• Not Just an Ordinary Day InCourt: The Insurance Coverage Jury Trial, American Bar Association Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Annual Meeting, Tucson, Arizona, March 2, 2006
• Who is the Insured? Defining Policy Owner in Difficult Cases, Advanced National Forum on Environmental Insurance Coverage and Claims, New York, New York, December 5-6, 2005
• Protecting the Attorney-Client Privilege and Understanding the Risks of Internal Audits, Investigations and Disclosures, Bay Area General Counsel Group, The City Club,. San Francisco, California, November 1, 2005
• Corporate Internal Investigations/Audits and the Attorney-Client Privilege, sponsored by the Association of Corporate Counsel America (AAC-A), Palace Hotel, San Francisco, California and Garden Court Hotel, Palo Alto, California, June 9, 2005 and June 10, 2005
• Indemnity Provisions and Contractual Liability Coverage: The Coverage Created by an Exclusion, Mealey's Additional Insured Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, May 12-13, 2005
• You Owe Me Money! Getting The Other Side to Pay Your Attorneys' Fees in Coverage Disputes, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Seminar, sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Westin La Paloma Resort, Tucson, Arizona, March 3-6, 2005
• Other People's Insurance, sponsored by the American Bar Association, San Francisco, California, March 5, 2004
•Chair, Winning Strategies in Complex Mediations, panel discussion at the American Bar Association's Spring Mega Meeting: Investing in Diversity, Investing in Ourselves, San Francisco, April 11-12, 2002

(Also at Los Angeles Office)

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Insurance
  • Professional Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Trial Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Reinsurance
  • Risk Management
  • Insurance Coverage

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
415 957 3149  Phone
415 520 6907  Fax
www.duanemorris.com/attorneys/raylwong.html
University Attended:
University of Utah, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1975
Law School Attended:
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1978
Year of First Admission:
1978
Admission:
1993, Idaho; 1978, California; Washington
Memberships:

Professional Activities

•Harvard Law School Association of Northern California
- Member, Executive Committee
•fellow, American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel
•Mediator and Early Neutral Evaluator, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
•Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
•Bar Association of San Francisco
- Past Chair, Judiciary Committee
•American Bar Association
- Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee
- Co-Vice Chair, 2009-2012
-- Co-Chair of Annual Meeting, 2008
-- Co-Vice-Chair of Annual Meeting, 2007
•Bay Area Asian American Bar Association

Birth Information:
1953
ISLN:
923576775

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