Ray D. McKenzie, Esq., is co-founder of WTAII PLLC, a boutique law firm specializing in white-collar defense and compliance. Before WTAII, Mr. McKenzie was an AUSA for the District of Maryland in Greenbelt, Maryland, where he prosecuted violent crimes, drug offenses, fraud, and human trafficking. Mr. McKenzie served the U.S. Attorney’s Office as Project EXILE coordinator, Civil Rights Coordinator, and Asset Forfeiture Coordinator. In 2018, he received the U.S. Attorney’s Award for Excellence in the Prosecution of Fraud. He is on the adjunct faculty of Georgetown University Law Center and Virginia Union University.
Before becoming an AUSA, Mr. McKenzie was a litigation associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom. He worked on internal investigations and government enforcement actions involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the False Claims Act, and the Securities Exchange Act. Mr. McKenzie represented domestic violence victims at D.C. Superior Court and filed amicus briefs and petitions for writ of certiorari in the United States Supreme Court. Before his legal practice, Mr. McKenzie served as a public school teacher in Hanover and Alexandria in Virginia.
Mr. McKenzie earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, Master of Teaching degree, and Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia. He earned his Master of Divinity from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology. Following law school, Mr. McKenzie clerked for the Honorable James R. Spencer on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.