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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

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.

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.

California Appeal Looms Over Sirius Copyright Fight

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 25, 2015

Courtroom setbacks for Sirius XM Radio spawned a fresh wave of copyright lawsuits last week. But Sirius could begin to reverse the plaintiffs' momentum if a California appeals court grants the company's pending plea for intervention.

Firm Sanctioned for Failure to Inform Adversary About Error

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 14, 2015

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel and its client were sanctioned after a judge found they failed to inform their adversary of an error that led to a "waste of defendant's time and resources."

Firm Sanctioned for Failure to Inform Adversary About Error

Christine Simmons : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 13, 2015

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel and its client were sanctioned after a judge found they failed to inform their adversary of an error that led to a "waste of defendant's time and resources."

A Bad Precedent Trips Up O'Melveny in a Big IP Case

Lisa Shuchman : The American Lawyer : January 05, 2015

Brought on to represent Sirius in a copyright fight, the firm makes a rookie mistake.

The Big Boys Make $10 Million—How About You?

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : January 05, 2015

As rainmakers rake it in, there are implications for everyone working in Big Law, 
from other equity partners to back office workers, new data shows.

Unhappy Together

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2015

Sirius XM loses another Turtles skirmish over copyright infringement.

Law & Politics: Rumbles on the Hill

Andrew Ramonas and Mike Sacks : The National Law Journal : December 29, 2014

Republican opposition to Obama administration initiatives continued unabated in 2014. The president and his party responded through administrative fiat and reining in the Senate filibuster.

Logik Systems, Bellefield Ink Deals During the Holidays

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : December 22, 2014

Logikcull.com, iTimeKeep get new users; Ipro expands DOJ contract.

Judge Slams O'Melveny in Sirius XM Copyright Brawl

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : December 15, 2014

Soon after swooping in to represent Sirius XM Radio in potentially industry-shaking copyright litigation, O'Melveny & Myers suffered a nasty setback when a judge ruled that newly-cited precedent trumpeted by the firm had been overruled 60 years ago. 

SEC Wins a Round in Battle over Agency Actions

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : December 12, 2014

A Manhattan federal judge has injected new doubts into a string of cases challenging an increasingly common tactic by the Securities and Exchange Commission: pursuing fraud and insider trading claims in agency enforcement proceedings, rather than in federal court.

Skadden Adds Top French Dealmaker, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 09, 2014

A leading French M&A lawyer heads to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Paris; King & Spalding brings back a former partner and sees its M&A cohead head to the NFL; Squire Patton Boggs makes it rain Down Under and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Sirius Hopes New Lawyers, Old Case Law Can Undo Copyright Rulings

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : December 02, 2014

Sirius XM Radio reacted to a string of courtroom losses by firing its law firms and bringing in new lawyers from O'Melveny & Myers. Can the firm reverse its client's fortunes by citing a ruling from radio's golden age?

Turf Battles

David Bario : Corporate Counsel : December 01, 2014

Defendants are pushing back against the SEC's new penchant for administrative actions.

DLA Piper Nabs Ex-FDIC Chair, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 30, 2014

The world's second-largest firm by attorney head count adds two more former federal regulators to its ranks; American Apparel hires a Loeb & Loeb partner; Greenberg Traurig bags Edwards Wildman Palmer's Los Angeles partner-in-charge; Steptoe & Johnson snags an IP trio and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

'Unscented' Deodorants Don't Pass Sniff-Test, Suit Claims

Jennifer Genova and Lisa Shuchman : New Jersey Law Journal : November 25, 2014

A potential class-action lawsuit has been filed in New Jersey federal court against Ewing, N.J.-based Church & Dwight and other household products manufacturers, alleging "unscented" deodorants are anything but.

Immigration Implications

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : November 24, 2014

President Barack Obama last week unveiled his much anticipated proposal to overhaul the U.S. immigration system. Immigration lawyers say his plan — if it survives legal challenges — would likely ease the large backlog of cases in immigration courts.

Immigration Courts Backlog Grows as Obama Plans Action

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : November 24, 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 the executive actions President Barack Obama announced Thursday.

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."