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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 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel has 313 attorneys and is the 142nd largest firm in the United States.  With $322,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 95th on The American Lawyer's 2014 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

May 2015 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : May 01, 2015

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Year's Hottest Markets

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

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

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.

Movers

: 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

Remembering Herald Price Fahringer

Richard S. Weisbroat : New York Law Journal : March 27, 2015

In bidding farewell to Herald Price Fahringer, there is yet another side to him that deserves mention: his gracious acknowledgment and gratitude to those who taught and helped him hone his skills and those in public service who came to his rescue by guiding him through the maze of procedural technicalities of appellate court practice.

Recognitions

: New York Law Journal : March 24, 2015

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed Barry Berke of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel as his designee to the Lincoln Center board of directors while Gary Naftalis will be honored by The Jewish Theological Seminary, among other honors.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Elite New York Firms Once Again Break From the Pack

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : March 13, 2015

The top New York-centered firms outperformed their rivals in 2014. Revenue grew an average of 4.5 percent at 17 top firms based in the Big Apple, while profits per partner rose 5.6 percent, according to reporting by The American Lawyer.

Law Firm Lawsuit-Palooza: Plaintiffs Attorney Goes After O'Melveny a Third Time

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 09, 2015

Our latest roundup of litigation in which Am Law 200 firms are either defendants or plaintiffs includes an attempt to revive a case against O'Melveny & Myers; assertions that Dorsey & Whitney should share their client BIAX Corp.'s pain; and allegations of negligence against Baker Botts and Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Kramer Levin Sees Mixed Results in 2014

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : March 04, 2015

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel posted a 3.7 percent gain in profits per partner last year, to $1.815 million, but gross revenue declined by half a percent, to $320.5 million. Revenue per lawyer increased by 1 percent, to $1.04 million from $1.03 million.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : February 27, 2015

Seven firms announce new additions.

Deal Watch: Sullivan & Cromwell Advise Valeant on $10.1 Billion Buy of Salix

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 26, 2015

Our latest roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more includes Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.'s purchase of Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. for $10.1 billion; Asahi Kasei Corp.'s buy of Polypore International Inc. in a deal valued at $3.2 billion; and a merger between silicon producers Grupo FerroAtlántica and Globe Specialty Metals Inc. for a combined value of $3.1 billion. Latham & Watkins advised on the most number of deals, with four, while Sullivan & Cromwell led the way in terms of transaction value.

Q&A: Brendan Schulman

Jeff Storey : New York Law Journal : February 20, 2015

With the drone industry taking off, one lawyer who welcomed proposed regulations the FAA issued Sunday was Brendan Schulman, who leads an unmanned aircraft systems interdisciplinary practice group at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel and has two decades of hands-on experience with such aircraft, as a lawyer and a fan.

No Sanctions, but No Relief for Sirius XM in Copyright Fight

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : February 20, 2015

A California federal judge on Thursday rejected dueling Hail Mary motions by both sides in a key battle over copyrights to pre-1972 recordings.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : February 16, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Litigator of the Week: Amy Caton of Kramer Levin

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 12, 2015

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel's Amy Caton is no stranger to litigating high-profile bankruptcy matters. But few cases require overturning a law to serve your client's interests.

An Early Look at The 2015 Am Law 100

: The American Lawyer : February 09, 2015

The Am Law Daily's early coverage of 2014 financial results of The Am Law 100/200 includes an examination into what's going on behind the numbers. This list will be updated as new results become available. Final rankings and full results for The Am Law 100 will be published in The American Lawyer's May 2015 issue and The Am Law Second Hundred will be published in the June issue.

Squire Patton Boggs Health Care Leaders Defect, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 08, 2015

Jones Day and Polsinelli pick up a pair of Squire Patton Boggs health care practice leaders; Dickinson Wright and Jackson Lewis prepare for new offices; Paul Weiss picks up a top federal prosecutor; Willkie Farr makes another hire in Houston; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

New York Promotions Remain Steady, While Firmwide Numbers Increase

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

The number of New York lawyers promoted to partner at the largest law firms in the state is holding steady, while several firms are increasing partner promotions firmwide.

King & Spalding Keeps Hiring, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2015

Five lawyers join King & Spalding, as two others depart; Haynes and Boone heads to Denver; Pillsbury Winthrop adds 10 in Texas; Latham & Watkins lures a well-pedigreed litigator and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Drone Law Practices Are Beginning to Take Flight

Andrew Ramonas and Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 26, 2015

Lawyers and lobbyists are recruiting clients for what they hope will prove a lucrative field.