Senior Employment Counsel
Alta Ray (she/her/hers) is an experienced employment attorney with broad expertise in employment litigation, employee relations, workplace investigations, and human resource policy development, compliance and training.
Alta is a Senior Employment Counsel at Greenhouse Software, Inc., where she guides and provides advice to internal stakeholders on a wide range of global employment issues. She works closely with the People (HR) team and outside legal counsel to ensure compliance with state, federal, and international employment laws and best practices. Additionally, Alta provides legal support for Greenhouse’s DEI efforts and handles employment-related litigation matters. Alta is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at American University’s Washington College of Law where she teaches Human Resources Compliance.
Previously, Alta has held legal and employee relations roles at Okta, AstraZeneca, the D.C. Office of Human Rights and Marriott International. Alta began her career as an employment attorney at the Federal Bureau of Prisons and then at two national law firms, where she advised employers on how to comply with local, state, and federal labor and employment laws and litigated employment and labor union cases.
Alta is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park and Howard University School of Law. She resides in Washington, D.C. and loves to travel and spend time with her family and friends.