Gray Stratton > DLA Piper LLP (US) > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
1000 LOUISIANNA STREET
SUITE 2800
HOUSTON, TX 77002-5005
United States

Work Department

Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations; Corporate and Securities Litigation; White Collar and Corporate Crime; Investigations; Financial Services; Life Sciences; Energy and Natural Resources; Insurance

Position

Partner

Career

Gray Stratton is a white-collar enforcement and compliance lawyer.

Gray’s practice focuses on regulatory compliance, internal investigations, and investigations and enforcement actions initiated by federal and state government agencies. He has conducted internal investigations all over the world and defended numerous investigations and regulatory enforcement actions, including Payroll Protection Plan (PPP) fraud claims and whistleblower suits. Gray is experienced in guiding clients through multi-front litigation, including civil, regulatory and criminal proceedings. Among his clients are public and private companies and officers and directors in the energy, life sciences, technology, financial services, industrial, and logistics sectors.

Notably, Gray has led internal and government-facing investigations to resolution all over the world, including in the U.S., Asia, LATAM, Europe, and Africa.

Gray has an active regulatory compliance practice, advising public and private companies on bribery risks and controls in cross-border and M&A transactions and the design and implementation of anti-bribery, anti-money laundering, and sanctions policies and controls, among other things.

Before entering private practice, Gray served as Senior Counsel in the Division of Enforcement at the US Securities and Exchange Commission, where he led investigations and enforcement proceedings concerning foreign bribery, financial fraud, hedge fund operations, insider trading and market manipulation. While with the Commission, he was involved in several high-profile civil and criminal actions that arose from SEC investigations.

Education

J.D., The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law; B.S., University of Colorado