Ray Gans is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins.

At Latham, Mr. Gans works on a variety of substantive matters at both the appellate and trial levels. He also maintains an active pro bono practice, serving as a guardian ad litem in a custody matter and partnering with the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project in an investigation.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Gans served as a law clerk to Judge Eric E. Murphy of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Mr. Gans graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a notes and comments editor for the Virginia Law Review. While in law school, Mr. Gans participated in the Appellate Litigation Clinic, where he drafted briefs in federal appellate courts and presented oral argument on behalf of an indigent client in the Fourth Circuit.

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia


  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 2020
    Order of the Coif
  • BA, Ohio State University, 2016
    summa cum laude
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July 27, 2023 In the News

Pandora Beats The Turtles' Pre-1972 Copyright Suit

A California federal judge has agreed to let Pandora out of a copyright suit lodged against it by 1960s rock group The Turtles over royalty payments for pre-1972 records, finding that the music duo's infringement claim sunk due to the "absence of a public performance right."