Ray Barzey was formerly a Deputy Attorney General with the State of New Jersey. He received a Ph.D. in Developmental Economics from New York University and, in 1983, received his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law. In 1983, Ray was assigned to the Public Utilities Section. In that capacity he successfully handled a variety of complex telephone, cable television, and gas and electric matters. In 1990, he joined the State's Tort Litigation Section, and, in 1998, became Assistant Section Chief. Prior to graduating from law school, Mr. Barzey was an economist with the State of New York, and taught at the Baruch College of the City University of New York and in the National Urban Fellows Program.