RAY MANGUM represents clients in a variety of government investigation and civil litigation matters, including healthcare and government contracts matters arising pursuant to the False Claims Act. A former professional software developer and statistics-trained Six Sigma expert at a Fortune 500 company, Ray has nationally recognized abilities in complex eDiscovery and data analytics. Drawing on both his technological background and his real-world litigation experience, Ray maintains an active eDiscovery counseling practice, where he advises some of the nation’s largest and most technologically advanced companies.
In his litigation and investigations practice, Ray represents companies across a range of industries from pharmaceutical, healthcare, and software companies, to financial institutions and government contractors. Ray has particular experience in handling Department of Justice investigations and qui tam lawsuits pursuant to the False Claims Act. Ray also assists companies in conducting highly efficient, defensible internal investigations, including by applying state-of-the-art machine-learning approaches.
In his eDiscovery counseling practice, Ray advises companies on novel questions of eDiscovery law, often arising from rapid changes in business and consumer technology. Ray also helps clients defensibly dispose of legacy data, achieve proportionality in their legal holds, and otherwise implement best practices in their eDiscovery and information governance processes.
Ray has been named an “Up and Coming” lawyer in the area of E-Discovery & Information Governance by Chambers USA (Nationwide) (2023) and Chambers Global (USA) (2022–2023). Clients commended his “deep understanding of technology” and willingness to “get in the weeds” while also describing him as “incredibly responsive and very thoughtful about budget and time management.” Ray is a member of Sidley’s Chambers-ranked eDiscovery and Data Analytics group.
Ray regularly participates in the eDiscovery community through scholarship, conferences, and working groups. His articles have appeared in The Sedona Conference Journal and Bloomberg Law.
Prior to joining the firm, Ray served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stanley Marcus of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.