Robert W. Ray, a prominent litigator and former federal prosecutor and Independent Counsel for the Whitewater investigation, has joined ZEK as a partner, effective immediately. Bob is a respected courtroom veteran who aggressively advocates his clients’ interests in white collar criminal defense matters, corporate governance and compliance issues, internal investigations, and general litigation, including civil RICO and commercial fraud. “Bob has extensive experience as first chair, handling more than 30 federal jury trials to verdict in matters ranging from bank fraud, extortion, bribery, real property, and healthcare law to white collar criminal defense, including sophisticated prosecutions, as both a prosecutor and as a defense attorney, involving RICO, terrorism, violent crime, and public corruption offenses as well as securities and commodities fraud,” said Managing Partner, David B. Chenkin. “His skill and experience will be of great benefit to many of ZEK’s clients,” Chenkin noted. Bob joined the Independent Counsel’s office in D.C. in 1995, where he supervised, conducted, and participated in complex, long-term, and multi-defendant federal prosecutions involving public corruption. As the successor to Ken Starr as head of the Office of the Independent Counsel, he investigated and issued the final reports on the Whitewater scandal, Monica Lewinsky, the White House travel office controversy, and the White House FBI files controversy. Most recently, Bob served as a Partner in Thompson Knight’s New York office. Bob often provides insights on criminal and legal matters and has variously appeared on The Laura Ingraham Angle; Lou Dobbs; CNN with Jim Sciutto, Poppy Harlow, Chris Cuomo, Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon, and Wolf Blitzer; Fox News Sunday; Fox News with Harris Faulkner, Mark Levin, and Bill Hemmer; Fox Business with Neil Cavuto, Stuart Varney, and Maria Bartiromo; The Daily Show with Jon Stewart; NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt; MSNBC with Ari Melber; PBS NewsHour with Judy Woodruff; and This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Bob also is an op-ed contributor to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Time Magazine, and the New York Law Journal.