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Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 313
  • Gross Revenues: $322,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,030,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,750,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -1

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 95 -1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 95 -1 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

Immigration Courts Backlog Grows as Obama Prepares Executive Action

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : November 20, 2014

More than 420,000 cases are pending in U.S. immigration courts, a steadily growing backlog that immigration lawyers say they hope will be eased by President Barack Obama's soon-to-be-announced executive actions.

'Kids-for-Cash' RICO Case Moved to Middle District

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : November 18, 2014

A federal judge in Pittsburgh has moved a RICO suit stemming from the "kids-for-cash" judicial scandal to Scranton, where the events underlying the case took place.

Sirius XM Ousts Weil, Taps O'Melveny in Copyright Cases

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : November 18, 2014

After a string of adverse rulings in a battle over the rights to pre-1972 music, Sirius XM Radio Inc. has completely replaced its legal team with a squad of lawyers from O'Melveny & Myers, led by Daniel Petrocelli.

Sirius XM Suffers Another Loss in Turtles Copyright Crusade

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : November 17, 2014

In a decision that upsets the status quo for the music and copyright worlds, a New York federal judge ruled that the owners of pre-1972 sound recordings have performance rights to their songs and can therefore sue for copyright infringement.

Internal Investigations

: New York Law Journal : November 10, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by : "Special Considerations and Challenges in Data Security Investigations," "Separate Representation for Employees in Investigations: A Delicate Line," "Health Care Fraud: First, Do No Harm," "Protecting Consultants' Work Product in Investigations," and "Enforcement Trends Change the Dynamics of Investigations."

BAR-ometer: Khanna Comes Up Short

: The Recorder : November 07, 2014

Finjan Sues Palo Alto Networks for Patent Infringement

Ross Todd : The Recorder : November 05, 2014

The NPE says it values licensing over litigation, but it keeps adding cases to its docket.

Eckert Seamans Can Stay on in Kids-for-Cash RICO Suit

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : November 04, 2014

A federal judge has denied a motion to disqualify Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott from a case between the two former co-owners of the juvenile detention facilities at the heart of the Luzerne County "kids-for-cash" judicial scandal.

Methodical Precision — Swiftly and Efficiently

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : October 27, 2014

Morrison's Levitt took on opponents in ResCap's monumental bankruptcy and orchestrated a tidy win.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : October 22, 2014

Kramer Levin, White & Case, Borah Goldstein and Bracewell & Giuliani have each added attorneys, while White & Case has promoted four attorneys to partner.

Wall Street Targets Urge NY Judges to Hobble the SEC

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : October 22, 2014

A trio of federal judges—and eventually the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit—will have to grapple with the SEC's power to target Wall Street defendants on the agency's own turf.


: The National Law Journal : October 20, 2014

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

Kramer Levin Becomes Target in TransPerfect Partners' Row

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : October 17, 2014

A multijurisdictional slugfest between the cofounders of the world's third-largest translation company is heating up after Sullivan & Cromwell sought sanctions against one of the founders and her lawyers at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel.

Drone Practices Take Off at Hogan Lovells, MoFo

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : October 16, 2014

Hogan Lovells and Morrison & Foerster are the latest Am Law firms to launch new practice groups focused on drones in the race to claim an early stake in the business.

Blank Rome Whistleblower Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 10, 2014

One of the few whistleblower practices at an Am Law 100 firm is heading out on its own; fast-growing Parker Ibrahim & Berg raids Edwards Wildman Palmer to branch out in Boston; Ballard Spahr's mortgage banking head goes in-house; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Investment Advisory Firm Pays $600,000 to Settle SEC Charges

Jamille Sutton : The American Lawyer : September 22, 2014

Investment advisory firm Strategic Capital Group LLC will pay close to $600,000 to settle Securities and Exchange Commission charges accusing it of participating in trades involving conflicts of interest, the agency said Thursday.

New York Cases Show Hurdles of Arbitration Challenges

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : September 10, 2014

A financial manager's failed attempt last week to stay a regulatory agency's arbitration proceeding illustrates the challenges of convincing New York courts to play referee.

Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy

: New York Law Journal : September 08, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Protecting the Rights of IP Licensors, Licensees in Bankruptcy," "Puerto Rico's New Bankruptcy Law: A Quick Fix?," "Litigating Make-Whole Premiums in Bankruptcy" and "Applying the Proper Valuation for a Company's Industry."

Kramer Levin Lawyer Tests Boundaries on Drone Law

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : September 04, 2014

An advocate for commercial uses of unmanned aircraft systems is an enthusiast too.

Judge Dismisses Kickback-Related Suit Against Swiss Bank

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : September 03, 2014

A New York state judge has dismissed a $350 million lawsuit filed by Saudi Arabian citizens against a private Swiss bank that used a New York correspondent bank to receive funds allegedly connected to an extensive bribery scheme.

Eckert Seamans Responds to Zappala's Disqualification Motion

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 02, 2014

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott said it should not be disqualified from representing a "kids-for-cash" scandal defendant in a civil suit when the firm sued that defendant in a civil rights suit on behalf of one of the kids because both parties signed conflict waivers.

Recognition for Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : August 29, 2014

Kramer Levin partner Steven Goldman has been appointed by President Obama to the advisory committee on the arts for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, among other announcements.

Not His Fight, Cuban Boxer Against The Ropes In Spat Between Rival Agents

John Pacenti : Daily Business Review : August 21, 2014

Two rival boxing promoters are embroiled in a lawsuit over Cuban-born boxer Rances Barthelemy, the new IBF super featherweight champion.

Chancery Awards PharmAthene Damages for Expected Profits

Jeff Mordock : The Legal Intelligencer : August 15, 2014

The Delaware Court of Chancery has awarded PharmAthene Inc. lump-sum damages based on the expected profits from a smallpox vaccine it developed with Siga Technologies Inc.

Chancery Court Awards PharmAthene Damages for Expected Profits

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : August 13, 2014

The Delaware Court of Chancery has awarded PharmAthene Inc. lump-sum damages based on the expected profits from a smallpox vaccine it developed with Siga Technologies Inc.

Judge Nixes Price-Fixing Suit Against Alleged Chinese Cartels

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : July 25, 2014

A $58 million antitrust suit, claiming Chinese companies conspired to fix prices for the mineral magnesite, was dismissed July 24 by a Newark federal judge who found that the plaintiffs lacked statutory standing to sue.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : July 21, 2014

Rodger Citron has been appointed to serve as associate dean for academic affairs at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Martin Clearwater & Bell has added Gregory Reilly as a partner and head of its employment and labor law practice group, and other moves.

Swipe Fee Case Moves Ahead Against Card Companies

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : July 20, 2014

A group of major merchants that opted out of a $5.7 billion antitrust settlement with Visa and MasterCard have cleared a hurdle in their case against the card companies over swipe fees.

Conviction Overturned Based on Government Retention of ESI

Alan R. Friedman, Brendan M. Schulman and Samantha V. Ettari : New York Law Journal : July 17, 2014

Alan R. Friedman, Brendan M. Schulman and Samantha V. Ettari discuss a recent Second Circuit decision overturning a criminal tax evasion conviction because the government had retained electronically stored information for too long after the execution of a search warrant and then improperly searched and used that ESI in a case unrelated to the warrant from which it was procured.


: New York Law Journal : July 14, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, : "Fair Play Act Targets Commercial Trucking Industry," "Pleading Fraud With Particularity," "Top 10 Dos and Don'ts for Compensating Fact Witnesses" and "Courts Limit Exposure for Breach of Warranties."