A former Assistant Inspector General and investigator, Anthony-Ray has significant investigative experience. At the Office of Executive Inspector General, Anthony-Ray created and implemented investigative plans to detect and deter waste, fraud, misconduct, abuse of authority, and corruption. With jurisdiction across Illinois agencies, Chicago transit boards, and their vendors, Anthony-Ray subpoenaed policies, procedures, and financial records; conducted surveillance; interviewed witnesses and subjects of investigations; and wrote final investigative reports with findings and recommendations.

Anthony-Ray also has experience with litigation, including trial preparation, writing briefs, examining witnesses, and delivering closing arguments. Before becoming an Assistant Inspector General, Anthony-Ray interned in four prosecutor offices throughout the country: the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and three United States Attorneys’ Offices—the District of Columbia, the District of Arizona, and the Northern District of Illinois.

  • Experience

    • As an Assistant Inspector General, Anthony-Ray worked with various local, state, and federal regulations—from contract and intergovernmental-agreement terms to harassment and procurement laws. Anthony-Ray also has substantial experience with regulations intended to deter corruption, such as gift-ban and revolving-door prohibitions.
    • In 2016, Anthony-Ray was part of the investigative team, which identified an ongoing scheme to defraud a government agency of funds intended for seniors and people with disabilities.
    • Anthony-Ray has written numerous motions for state and federal courts. These included motions in limine regarding victims’ rights laws and jury instructions to eliminate racial bias.
    • As a law clerk in several prosecutor offices, Anthony-Ray experienced all stages of litigation across a wide range of offenses, from misdemeanors and traffic violations to bank fraud and violent felonies, such as bank robberies and sex crimes.
    • As a first-year law clerk at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona, Anthony-Ray wrote motions for active criminal cases, including a response to a defendant’s motion for a judgment of acquittal after the jury convicted him of two counts of sexual abuse.
  • Credentials


    • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2015
      Pro Bono Board, Co-Founder, Clinic Coordinator (2012-2015)
      Pro Bono Service Initiative’s Award of Excellence
      Edwin F. Mandel Award
      Herbert L. Caplan Award
      Herbert J. Wechsler National Criminal Law Moot Court, Best Petitioner Brief
      Edward W. Hinton Moot Court, Honorable Mention
    • University of Arizona, B.A., Philosophy, 2010, summa cum laude

    Bar Admissions

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    • Illinois
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