Raymond is a senior litigation attorney with extensive trial experience in courts throughout California.
Recent matters include work for banking institutions in defense of accusations of aiding and abetting in a bank client’s Ponzi scheme and cases involving accusations of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty, as well as collection matters with millions of dollars of secured and unsecured commercial debt at stake. He also represents clients in real estate and business investment disputes, including matters involving commercial evictions, breach of contract, and damages and recission claims.
With a strong commitment to community service, Raymond has dedicated numerous hours to various educational and legal industry causes. He served nine years on the Board of Directors of Mission Graduates, a non-profit supporting K-12 students and their families in San Francisco’s Mission District as they prepare for and pursue a college education. As a mentor in the Embarcadero YMCA Youth in Government program, he coached high school students competing in mock trials and has served as a mentor in the School-to-College and Law Academy programs at Balboa High School in San Francisco.
While an attorney at K&L Gates, Raymond was part of a team of lawyers challenging the adequacy of medical and mental health care services provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to inmates in vastly overcrowded state prisons. As a result, he and other members of the team were selected as Finalists for the Public Justice Foundation’s 2010 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award.
Raymond received his B.A., with honors, from George Washington University and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He is admitted to practice in California and New York.