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Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 308
  • Gross Revenues: $320,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,040,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,815,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -4

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel has 308 attorneys and is the 143rd largest firm in the United States.  With $320,500,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 99th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CA and NY.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 99 -4 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 99 -4 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 142 -6 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 71 -24 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 98 -6 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 61 -18 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 40 2 Summer programs

In the News

Appellate Panel Throws Out Sanction Against Kramer Levin

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : July 02, 2015

The First Department said that a ruling that Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel and its client failed to notify their adversary of a mistaken representation "is not based on a fair interpretation of the evidence."

O'Melveny Throws Punch in Fight for Control of Boxing

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : July 01, 2015

The firm filed an antitrust suit Wednesday against Floyd Mayweather's manager on behalf of a competing promoter.

Paul Hastings Poaches Foursome, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 01, 2015

A leading structured finance team leaves Ashurst for Paul Hastings; a Quinn Emanuel associate development director moves on; Dentons closes on a combination; DLA Piper bolts on a boutique Down Under; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Same-Sex Marriage Wins in Historic Supreme Court Ruling

Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle : New York Law Journal : June 29, 2015

Same-sex couples have a constitutionally protected right to marry, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday in a history-making victory for the gay civil rights movement.

Drones Are Flying Under the Litigation Radar—for Now

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 23, 2015

In 1981, personal injury lawyer Jim Beasley Sr. was flying a World War II-era T-6 Texan over a site in North Philadelphia while attorney Thomas R. Kline was snapping photos out of the back of the plane to be used in a suit they had filed.

O'Melveny Gets Win in Florida for Sirius XM

Zoe Ferguson : The Litigation Daily : June 22, 2015

In a turn of events, Sirius XM Radio and its lawyers at O'Melveny & Myers convinced a Florida judge that the founders of the 60s rock group the Turtles can't stop the radio company from playing their music.


: The National Law Journal : June 22, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Morning Wrap: FIFA's Blatter Brings on McGuireWoods | Uber Driver Wins Case Repping Herself

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : June 18, 2015

FIFA chiefs have found U.S. attorneys, two cases against Silicon Valley see outcomes, plus a spotlight on Pittsburgh's legal market. This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.


: The National Law Journal : June 08, 2015

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Tax Ruling Could Open State to Bank Challenges

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : June 01, 2015

TheNew York Tax Appeals Tribunal said that interbranch transactions by Italian bank UniCredit S.p.A. are not income subject to state taxation because they were established and operated separately from their parent corporation and kept separate books and records.

An Appellate Win in the Fight for a Rare Gold Coin

Julie Triedman and Scott Flaherty : The American Lawyer : June 01, 2015

The Third Circuit holds that the U.S. government illegally confiscated 10 1933 'Double Eagle' coins from the clients of Kramer Levin partner Barry Berke.

Sirius XM Must Face Class Action Over Pre-1972 Songs

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : May 30, 2015

Changing lawyers hasn't changed fortunes so far for Sirius XM Radio Inc. in its copyright battle with the founders of the 60s rock group The Turtles.

Reed Smith Adds Seven as Sports Pro Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 24, 2015

A seven-partner team will open a new Frankfurt office for Reed Smith, which saw a top sports lawyer head for greener fields; Foley Hoag brings on Massachusetts' former attorney general; Cravath hires from Crowell & Moring; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Naftalis, Graffeo Recognized

: New York Law Journal : May 20, 2015

The Fund for Modern Courts on Monday presented its John McCloy Memorial Award for 2015 to Gary Naftalis, co-chair of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, and its Career Public Service Award for 2015 to former Court of Appeals Judge Victoria Graffeo, a member of Harris Beach.


Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : May 20, 2015

Expanding its portfolio with the addition of a luxury hotel, the joint venture of Deka Immobilien Investment GmbH and Ashkenzay Acquisition Corporation has closed on the acquisition of the Marriott New York East Side for $270 million. Also, national real estate firm Madison Marquette recently relocated to 40 E. 52nd St.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : May 18, 2015

Jonathan A. Willens and Edward Scarvalone, former Southern District assistant U.S. attorneys have opened Willens & Scarvalone, a litigation boutique, and other announcements.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Year's Hottest Markets

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : May 08, 2015

Most Am Law 100 firms had solid results in 2014, but some sector bets paid off especially well.

May 2015 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : May 01, 2015

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

Litigators of the Week: Barry Berke and Eric Tirschwell of Kramer Levin

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 23, 2015

Most top white-collar litigators don't spend part of their careers battling the U.S. Mint over missing coins. But most coins aren't anything like the 1933 Double Eagle.

Booz Allen's Suit Over Defections to Deloitte Survives

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : April 23, 2015

A federal judge in Newark has denied a motion by Deloitte Consulting to dismiss a suit claiming it improperly recruited employees and obtained proprietary information from competitor Booz Allen Hamilton.


: The National Law Journal : April 20, 2015

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Phila. Family Wins Back Rare Coins From U.S. Government

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : April 20, 2015

Ten rare gold coins at the center of a tug-of-war between the federal government and a Philadelphia family are back in the hands of the family following a split Third Circuit decision issued Friday.

New Hires Beget New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 19, 2015

Goodwin Procter launches a London private equity practice; Dentons arrives in Budapest; Fox Rothschild opens in Chicago; Polsinelli puts down stakes in Nashville; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Kramer Levin's Berke Flips Verdict in $80M Gold Coin Caper

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : April 19, 2015

It took more than a decade, but Barry Berke finally claimed victory Friday in his battle with the U.S. government over the fate of 10 of the world's rarest coins.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : April 15, 2015

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel has added two partners to its intellectual property department.

On the Move

: The American Lawyer : April 08, 2015

Moves involving Akin Gump, Cahill Gordon, Ashurst, Covington & Burling, Kramer Levin and Fitzpatrick Cella.

Two Top Prosecutors Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 07, 2015

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr and Morrison & Foerster tap the U.S. Department of Justice for two notable hires; Kramer Levin adds a life sciences practice head; Nixon Peabody nabs a Jones Day band leader and other moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Sorry Troll, You're Too Late

Mark Baghdassarian, Aaron Frankel and Joshua Rittenberg : Corporate Counsel : April 02, 2015

The ancient doctrine of laches could save a patent defendant.

Big Suits

David Bario, Rebekah Mintzer, and Scott Flaherty : The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Moncrief Oil International v. Gazprom; Chesapeake Energy v. American Energy Partners; Beyond Systems v. Kraft; Franklin California Tax Free Trust v. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico