Practice: Nancy Gray advises and consults with clients, and represents them in litigation, in a wide variety of civil matters, including: labor and employment (management/employee); sexual harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination; commercial, contract and business issues; trade dress, unfair competition, false advertising and labeling; fraud; entertainment. Ms. Gray handles all aspects of conflict prevention, conflict management, conflict litigation and resolution.
Background and Experience: Ms. Gray spent four years as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan under Robert Morgenthau and the Special Narcotics Prosecutor and an additional four years doing civil litigation and trial work in New York. In 1987, she joined a national law firm with offices in London and Zurich, and spent the next seven years on the national litigation defense counsel team for a major pharmaceutical company and appeared in state and federal courts throughout the country. Ms. Gray was also on the California trial team for certain medical device manufacturers. Ms. Gray has handled multi-district and complex litigation, coordinated scores of cases pending in New York state and federal courts, was personally designated as New York counsel for a nationally known manufacturer in its product liability litigation and Los Angeles counsel for pharmaceutical cases. Ms. Gray also represents food importers, manufacturers, distributors and restaurants and litigated cases involving food adulteration and misbranding. Since 1990, Ms. Gray has been a partner in the Los Angeles offices of two national firms, and then started her own firm in 1997.
With over 30 years of trial experience, including jury and bench trials and arbitration, Ms. Gray successfully resolved numerous cases, although many of her more significant victories are subject to confidentiality agreements.
Ms. Gray has lectured and written on a variety of topics, including expert testimony, drug and medical device regulation, sexual harassment, employment practices and child performer issues. She consults regularly with businesses and corporations on risk minimization and prevention, contract negotiation and drafting, and employment, commercial and business practices.
Education: Ms. Gray was awarded her J.D. in 1979 from Hofstra University School of Law, where she was an Associate Editor of the Law Review and received the Bergida Award (academic scholarship) and the Am Jur Award in real property. She received her B.A. in 1976 from Williams College, and graduated cum laude with honors in Political Science.
Admissions: Admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in New York and California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.