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Patricia Ray, J.D..Patricia Ray, J.D.

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Patricia Ray is an international educator and business lawyer. She received two law degrees: a Juris Doctor from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and the LLM from the National University of Singapore. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Ray has worked as a lawyer for the U.S. International Trade Commission litigating international trade claims and later worked as a private corporate lawyer in New York City and Dallas Texas. From 1991 to 1998, Dr. Ray was Asia General Counsel for Texas Instruments Inc., stationed in Singapore. There she managed the company's business and legal affairs in Asia. More recently, she has been teaching business law subjects worldwide in programs sponsored by the World Bank and United Nations. These courses include intellectual property, economic development, as well as commercial and business law topics. Mergers, acquisition and negotiations have been a part of Dr. Ray's international business experience with Texas Instruments. She has also served as an expert consultant for other companies undergoing merger activity, including Exxon Mobil, Parametric Technologies, Loral Cyberstar, and Rockwell International.

  • Juris Doctor from Duquesne University, LLM from the National University of Singapore, MA degree in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh and BS in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
  • Former Texas Instruments Asia General Counsel in Singapore & former lawyer for the U.S. International Trade Commission litigating international trade claims.
  • Expert merger activity consultant for Exxon Mobil, Parametric Technologies, Loral Cyberstar, and Rockwell International.
  • Business law professor for World Bank and United Nations-sponsored programs

Message from Patricia Ray, JD

Dear Students,

Welcome to BUS 590 Mergers, Acquisitions & Negotiations. This is a 6-week course devoted to providing you with a learning experience about the merging and integration of companies. In today's competitive business world more and more companies must involve themselves in mergers in order to survive. After taking this course you will have an understanding of the type of business approaches that have been used to create a successful merger.

I am Dr. Patricia Ray, your instructor for the course. My background as a business lawyer and teacher includes experience with numerous companies involved in mergers, including Texas Instruments and Exxon Mobil. I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge and experiences with you during our time together in this course.

Welcome, and happy learning,