Attorney, Member of the Firm
Ray Sczudlo brings more than 20 years’ experience in the areas of finance, healthcare and technology, with a particular focus on corporate finance, corporate governance, mergers, acquisitions, venture funding, healthcare safety and risk management issues. He also has broad experience as a board member, executive, and trusted business and legal advisor. Ray currently acts as an advisor and general counsel to early and growth stage companies focused on healthcare technology and cybersecurity.
Over the course of his professional career, Ray has led numerous projects and teams working on large IT projects, SaaS and technology transfer arrangements, as well as revenue bonds and captive insurance. For more than 10 years, Ray served as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Children’s National Health System, a leading U.S. pediatric medical institution based in Washington, D.C., with 6,000 employees and an annual operating budget of over $1 billion, where he oversaw all legal matters, including compliance, internal audit, contracts, joint ventures, leases, IT and operating agreements, insurance, corporate governance, and safety and risk management.
Prior to joining Children’s National, Ray served in a business development and legal counsel role for a variety of companies specializing in telemedicine, internet video, and digital security.
Previously, he was a partner in the international law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, with a practice focused on banking, finance, corporate, venture funding, mergers, acquisitions, commercial and technology law, and international transactions.
Ray is a former adjunct faculty member at the George Washington University Law Center, where he taught banking and finance. He has authored numerous articles on banking, technology, investment, capital markets, regulatory and policy issues and has served as a director of the Children’s National Health System (including a term as chairman) and of various subsidiaries, including SafeKids Worldwide, the Children’s Hospital Foundation, and captive insurance company Bearacuda RE.
Ray is currently a member of the Board of the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., and a former board member of ReveraGen BioPharma (a clinical-stage drug development company developing a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory compound for the treatment of Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy), VitelNet (a telemedicine company), and the World Affairs Council of Washington D.C.
Ray is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia. He holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, serving as Case and Note Editor of the journal “Law and Policy in International Business” and earned his Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Detroit.
Ray and his wife Deborah live in Washington DC and, on occasion, in Blowing Rock, NC. Ray is a hiker, cook, and avid reader, including history, biography, science, philosophy, and fiction—and is hoping to sometime soon better organize his 2000 volume library.