Kramer Levin is pleased to announce the election of Hannah Lee, Claudia Pak, Rachael Ringer and Josh Winefsky to partner positions in the firm.

The promotions illustrate Kramer Levin’s focus on developing home grown talent and its commitment to diversity. Over the past three years, 62 percent of new partners started their legal careers at the firm and 50 percent of new partners were women.

“Hannah, Claudia, Rachael and Josh have done tremendous work during their time at Kramer Levin, and we are excited by the strong leadership and wise guidance they will provide as partners to the firm and to our clients,” said Kramer Levin Managing Partner Paul S. Pearlman.

Hannah is a patent litigator with significant trial experience focusing on high stakes life sciences and technology cases. She has played a key role on trial teams for her clients in seven jury trials in federal district courts, as well as trials before the International Trade Commission and the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board. She represents both plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving cutting edge issues in patent law. She is based in the Silicon Valley office and has a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and a B.S. in chemical engineering from Stanford University.

Claudia Pak is a skilled civil litigator and counselor with a diverse practice representing clients, including Fortune 500 companies, in complex commercial litigation in both state and federal courts. She has vast experience representing clients in advertising, antitrust, business torts and securities litigation and has extensive appellate experience. She was named a Thomson Reuters New York Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2017, 2018 and 2019, and has received the Marvin Frankel Pro Bono Award three times for Outstanding Pro Bono Contributions. A former federal law clerk, she is located in the New York office and graduated cum laude from Fordham University School of Law and summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Barnard College. 

Rachael Ringer has played a prominent role in some of the largest bankruptcies and restructurings in recent years across a diverse range of industries, including retail, financial services, oil and gas services, biopharmaceuticals, shipping, and health care. She handles high-stakes and complex bankruptcy matters on behalf of creditors’ committees, bondholders and companies, recently representing the Aegerion, Hexion and Toys “R” Us creditors’ committees as well as a large lender in the Nine West bankruptcy. Rachael was named one of M&A Advisor’s 2019 Emerging Leaders, is a finalist in Bankruptcy Litigation for the Euromoney Legal Media Group Americas Rising Star Award, and has been named a Thomson Reuters New York Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2017-2019.  She is based in the New York office and has a J.D. from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and a B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Josh Winefsky advises and represents clients in sophisticated real estate transactions both in New York City and nationwide. He is equally adept working on traditional commercial real estate transactions as he is working on condominium developments and offering plans. This skill set gives him a unique, multidisciplinary perspective that he uses to provide counsel that is both innovative and business-focused. He was named a 2019 Crain’s Real Estate Rising Star and has been on the Thomson Reuters New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for five consecutive years. He is based in the New York office and has a J.D. from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and a B.A. from Binghamton University.

Kramer Levin provides a comprehensive attorney development program consisting of work assignments, formal and informal training, mentoring, and integration programs. The firm’s emphasis on education as a lifelong pursuit has helped develop a streamlined and dedicated team.