Seven Lawyers Promoted to Special Counsel at Kramer Levin

NEW YORK–([1])–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.”

L. Baker
[2] – 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.

D. Gray
[3] – 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.

M. Moff
[4] – 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.

R. Sharret
[5] – 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.

B. Taubman
[6] – 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.

L. Wachter
[7] – 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

I. Ward
[8] – 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.

About Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Kramer Levin provides its clients proactive, creative and pragmatic
solutions that address today’s most challenging legal issues. The firm
is headquartered in New York with offices in Silicon Valley and Paris
and fosters a strong culture of involvement in public and community
service. For more information, visit[9].


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