Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP
Magan Pritam Ray has wide-ranging experience in all facets of employee benefits and ERISA matters, including the design, implementation and operation of retirement plans, health and welfare benefit plans, cafeteria plans, fringe benefit plans, and non-qualified deferred compensation programs. Magan is a specialist in counseling clients on the business impact, strategic response and compliance with health care reform. Magan regularly advises Fortune 500 companies on employee benefits issues in mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs and joint ventures. Magan also has experience in representing companies undergoing employee benefits and tax audits before the IRS and Department of Labor. Magan earned her J.D., with distinction, from Stanford Law School (1994), her M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley (1989) and her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley (1986).
A multi-tasker and a role model, Magan stands out among her peers and within her community as an outstanding leader in a multitude of areas. With a drive to succeed that spans beyond her 23-year career, Magan first distinguished herself at Stanford Law School, where she received her J.D., with distinction, while starting a family. As the first-ever South Asian Principal Shareholder at international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Magan successfully built a healthy book of business by developing and maintaining long-standing relationships with, and providing exemplary counsel to, clients. In addition, and outside the office, Magan is working to honor her immigrant heritage by serving as the Chair of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California Foundation and Union Boards. Her participation, leadership, and support all helped to contribute to the historic success in the ACLU’s battle to uphold the Constitution and defend and protect the rights of all people. Now, Magan is even more in tune with the importance of service to one’s community, as she has raised her three children, each now with their own college degrees, and so she spends considerable time speaking on civil rights, civil liberties and gender equity issues to various professional, educational and civic organizations.