Claudia Ray is a partner in Kirkland's New York office and a member of the Firm's IP Department. She represents clients across a wide range of industries, including entertainment and media, financial services, technology, and consumer products, in litigation, arbitration, and administrative proceedings involving copyright, trademark, Internet, and trade secret issues. Claudia also advises clients on pre-litigation issues, IP issues arising out of corporate transactions and licensing matters, and overall IP protection and brand-building strategies.
Chambers USA has ranked Claudia as one of America's Leading Lawyers for Business in 2008-2012, with clients describing her as a "terrific and wonderful attorney" who is rapidly making a name for herself as an "outstanding courtroom performer." World Trademark Review (WTR) magazine has recognized Claudia every year since its inaugural ranking of the leading law firms and individual practitioners in the area of trademark law, in which clients noted they "would recommend her without hesitation" and praise her "amazing clarity of verbal and written expression." She also has been recognized in the Legal 500 U.S. from 2010-2012 for her trademark litigation work, and in the 2012 edition for her copyright work. Claudia also was named by Law & Politics Media, Inc. as one of New York's "Super Lawyers" for 2006-2012 in the area of intellectual property litigation.