NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP announced that the following associates have been promoted to special counsel, effective January 1: Katrina Baker (Employment); Allison Gray (Business Immigration); Jason Moff (Litigation); Jennifer Sharret and Andrew Ward (Bankruptcy and Restructuring); Adam Taubman (Land Use); and Julia Wachter (Real Estate).
“Congratulations to Katrina, Allison, Jason, Jennifer, Adam, Julia and Andrew on their well-deserved promotions. These talented lawyers are motivated and resourceful thinkers who provide creative and practical solutions consistent with our clients’ objectives,” said Paul S. Pearlman, managing partner of Kramer Levin. “We look forward to their continued growth and success at the firm.”
Katrina L. Baker – Employment, New York
Katrina advises and represents employers in connection with employment law matters and policies. She assists employers by drafting policies and agreements, conducting investigations, and providing advice regarding all aspects of employment law. Representing employers in federal and state courts, administrative proceedings, and arbitration panels, she litigates a variety of employment law claims, including age, race, gender, disability, caregiver and national origin discrimination, and harassment allegations, as well as retaliation, wrongful discharge, wage and hour, whistleblower, contract, restrictive covenant, and bonus claims. Katrina graduated magna cum laude from Ithaca College with a B.A. in journalism and earned her J.D., cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law.
Allison D. Gray – Business Immigration, New York
Allison advises and represents major corporations, in particular those in the advertising, digital marketing, media and public relations industries, in employment-based immigration matters. She has also successfully transferred managers, executives and specialized knowledge professionals within multinational organizations from foreign offices to the United States, both temporarily (on L-1 visas) and permanently (by obtaining green cards). Allison earned her B.A. in English and French, magna cum laude, from Davidson College and graduated cum laude with a J.D. from New York University School of Law.
Jason M. Moff – Litigation, New York
Jason maintains a diverse commercial practice, with an emphasis on complex civil litigation and regulatory defense work, and represents public and private companies in federal and state court and in sensitive proceedings before regulatory and administrative agencies. He has served as counsel, including as co-lead counsel, in significant securities and shareholder matters; represented major corporations in regulatory and criminal investigations; served on a number of trial teams; and advised clients on a range of regulatory and litigation issues. Jason graduated, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Yale University, and he earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School.
Jennifer R. Sharret – Bankruptcy and Restructuring, New York
Jennifer represents significant parties, including official creditors’ committees, bondholders, indenture trustees, and secured and unsecured creditors and debtors in complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, out-of-court restructurings and other distressed situations. She has been involved in some of the largest and most multifaceted bankruptcies and restructurings across a diverse range of industries, including energy, shipping, automotive and retail. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and graduated magna cum laude with a J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
Adam B. Taubman – Land Use, New York
Adam represents private developers, banks, and not-for-profit educational, cultural and health care institutions in the planning, development, and financing and acquisition of major properties in New York City. He regularly appears on behalf of clients before New York City’s various land use agencies, including the City Planning Commission, the Board of Standards and Appeals, the Department of Buildings, the Department of Transportation, the City Council and local community boards. Adam graduated, summa cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Yale University, and he earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from New York University Law School.
Julia L. Wachter – Real Estate, New York
Julia is a real estate lawyer concentrating her practice in the area of condominiums and cooperatives. She represents major developers and other property owners and investors in the acquisition, development, registration and sale of luxury residential units in public offerings, as well in structuring complex commercial and mixed-use developments for sale in publicly offered and non-public transactions. She has played an integral role in implementing creative condominium solutions that have enabled clients to improve the value of their assets and structure their property ownership in accordance with their specific needs. Julia graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University and holds a J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
Andrew I. Ward – Bankruptcy and Restructuring, New York
Andrew has a diverse transactional-based practice that focuses on assisting hedge funds, investment banks and other financial institutions with the purchase and sale of bankruptcy trade claims, Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA) and Loan Market Association (LMA) bank debt, notes, bonds, and various types of equity interests, both domestically and in foreign jurisdictions. Andrew graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
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