Dae Y. Lee

Dae Y. Lee, Pharm.D., Esq., CPBS is a pharmacist attorney in Frier Levitt’s Life Sciences Department. Dae’s practice focuses on pharmacy operations, Plan Sponsor operations and compliance, and Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) regulations. Dae co-chairs Plan Sponsor Practice Group with Frier Levitt co-founding partner, Jonathan E. Levitt, Esq. He advises clients in a wide range of matters including insurance and PBM audits and termination, wrongful recoupment, wrongful network exclusion, and governmental investigations. For Plan Sponsors, Dae provides full panoply of legal services ranging from PBM contract negotiations to contract disputes to enforce Plan Sponsor Agreement terms and conditions. In addition, Dae prosecutes reimbursement disputes on behalf of healthcare providers and facilities against health insurance companies.  Dae has extensive experience litigating high profile commercial and personal injury cases.   

In addition to his legal background, Dae has experience, as part of the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy program, in retail pharmacies, hospitals, and an investment bank where he contributed to advising investors about biopharmaceuticals.

Dae is a Certified Pharmacy Benefits Specialist™ (CPBS™). Offered through TransparentRx and accredited by the University of Kentucky School of Pharmacy, the CPBS program is designed to cover complex topics of pharmacy benefit management in order to provide a foundational knowledge required for higher-level evaluation of PBM business operations, fundamentals of PBM pricing, plan design, cost-containment strategies, PBM contracts, PBM procurement, Specialty Pharmacy benefits management, and overall PBM performance with emphasis on cost effectiveness.

Dae is fluent in Korean.


  • Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
  • Rutgers University, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Benefit Institute of America, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, CPBS™


  • State of New York
  • State of New Jersey


  • National Trial Lawyers to New Jersey’s Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff’s Attorneys (2019)
  • Super Lawyers – New York Metro Rising Stars (2018)
  • National Trial Lawyers to New York’s Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff’s Attorneys (2017-2020)

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