Claudia E. Ray

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 2008-2014, with clients describing her as a "leading authority throughout the country and beyond" and a "terrific and wonderful attorney" 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." Claudia was honored in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2014 edition of IP Stars - Top 250 Women in IP and in the 2013 edition of the MIP IP Handbook, she was recognized as an "IP Star." She also has been recognized in The Legal 500 U.S. from 2010-2014 for her trademark litigation work, from 2012-2014 for her copyright work, and in the 2013 edition for her trade secrets work. Claudia was named by Law & Politics Media, Inc. as one of New York's "Super Lawyers" for 2006-2013 in the area of intellectual property litigation.


Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Intellectual Property, 2) Copyright, 3) Trademark and 4) Internet & Advertising Litigation
Law School New York University School of Law, J.D., 1992
Education Macalester College, B.A., Economics & Business, 1989 magna cum laude
Bar Member / Association State bar of New York
Most recent firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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