Goldberg Segalla added special counsel Claire M. Hankin-Wray to the firm’s White Plains office.
Claire handles a wide range of complex commercial and civil litigation, class actions, and reinsurance defense matters for insurers and self-insured corporations, employers, commercial property owners, and product manufacturers. She maintains a focus on the defense of reinsurance, professional liability, regulatory, and contract-based claims, with additional experience covering general liability claims involving personal injury and property damage, real property and title disputes, alternative dispute resolution, and intellectual property and internet law.
While earning a dual-bachelor’s in Philosophy and Studio Art at Georgetown University, Claire gained experience in legal internships MTV Networks’ Music and Media Licensing Department in New York City and MTV Networks Australia’s Business and Legal Affairs department in Sydney. She went on to attend Harvard University Law School, where she was a member of the Harvard Black Law Students Association Social Justice Committee, a Westlaw student representative, a submissions reader for the Harvard International Law Journal, and a student advocate in the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Project; her application essay was featured in the Harvard Crimson’s “55 Successful Harvard Law School Application Essays” in 2014. During law school, Claire gained additional experience in an internship with Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Before entering private practice, she was a volunteer assistant attorney general with the Internet Bureau of the New York State Office of Attorney General, where she investigated consumer frauds and illegal internet activity and assisted with matters involving the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, the Class Action Fairness Act, and data breach notification laws and discovery privileges.