Claudia E. Ray
Kirkland & Ellis LLP, New York
Claudia E. Ray is a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her practice focuses on copyright, trademark and Internet-related litigation and arbitration on behalf of clients in a wide range of industries, including entertainment and media, financial services, technology, and consumer products. She also frequently provides pre-litigation counseling on IP issues as well as advising clients in connection with their overall IP protection and brand-building strategies and on IP issues in the context of complex transactional matters. Chambers USA ranked Ms. Ray as one of America's Leading Lawyers for Business in 2008-2011. Clients described her as rapidly making a name for herself as an "outstanding courtroom performer." She also was named by Law & Politics Media, Inc. as one of New York's "Super Lawyers" for 2006-2011 in the area of intellectual property litigation, and has been recognized as an "Empire State Counsel" by the New York State Bar Association for her pro bono service. Ms. Ray received her J.D. from New York University School of Law and her B.A. from Macalester College, magna cum laude.