RayAbilmouna

Associate

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Ray is a litigator who helps clients navigate labor and employment laws by identifying problems and evaluating risks and alternatives to existing practices in wage-and-hour law.


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Ray’s primary practice focus is on the defense of matters involving class, collective and hybrid wage-and-hour actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act and/or state-law equivalents. Ray has represented clients before federal and state trial and appellate courts, arbitration tribunals, and administrative agencies, including the United States Department of Labor and Texas Workforce commission. Ray also advises employers on employee classification issues, including employee versus independent contractor status.

Having a substantial amount of experience, Ray views cases with a high-level lens and attention to detail. This has given him a more strategic perspective at all stages of litigation. He is also adept at understanding business needs and considering pragmatic solutions that meet business objectives.

Ray has a particularly strong background representing clients in the health care industry, and has a strong understanding of the context in which hospitals operate. Prior to joining Seyfarth, Ray represented national providers of healthcare services and physician staffing on employment matters and the defense of upstream liability claims with a special emphasis on intercorporate liability and corporate structure issues in lawsuits that arose from alleged medical malpractice. In addition, he has successfully handled matters involving breach of contract, tortious interference, and vicarious liability claims involving employee status and joint employment issues. He also has experience representing healthcare providers on HIPAA compliance matters.

  • JD, University of Houston Law Center
    Houston Law Review, publishing editor
    CALI Excellence Award (Legal Research & Writing I)
    CALI Excellence Award (Legal Research & Writing II)
    Award: Most Selfless Dedication to the Houston Law Review
    Certification: Completed Mediation Training
  • BBA, University of Houston
    Marketing; Management Information Systems
    International Studies minor
    Summa cum laude
    Phi Kappa Phi
    Dean's list
    Certification: Program for Excellence in Selling

Clerkships

  • Intern to The Honorable Frances H. Stacy, US District Court for Southern District of Texas
  • Texas
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • US District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • US District Court, Western District of Texas