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Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 315
  • Gross Revenues: $332,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,050,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,830,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -1

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 $332,000,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 100th on The American Lawyer's 2016 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CA and NY.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 100 -1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 100 -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

Bankrupt Steel Foundry Operator Leaves Big Firms Holding Bag

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 20, 2016

Constellation Enterprises LLC, owner of the nation's largest single site steel foundry, owes nearly $2 million in legal bills to some of its outside lawyers, according to its Chapter 11 filing in Delaware.

Litigator of the Week: Gary Naftalis of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 19, 2016

Litigators like to tout their track record in "bet-the-company" cases. But how many lawyers can claim a victory in "bet-the-temple" litigation?

Dozens of Big Firms to Appear in New 'Panama Papers' Database

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 08, 2016

Plenty of familiar names from The Am Law 200 and Global 100 appeared in an early version of a searchable online database drawn from the leaked files of offshore firm Mossack Fonseca.

Debevoise, Carter Ledyard Hired in Fundraising Probe

Andrew Keshner/Associated Press : New York Law Journal : May 06, 2016

The New York City Law Department has contracted with Debevoise & Plimpton and Carter Ledyard & Milburn to represent the city during probes into Mayor Bill de Blasio's campaign fundraising operations and a land deal connected to a health care facility.

Denial of Motion to Intervene Upheld in TransPerfect Case

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : April 27, 2016

The mother of TransPerfect Global co-founder and CEO Philip Shawe will not be allowed to assert derivative claims against the company's other founder, Elizabeth Elting, in the latest development to a protracted legal battle over the future of the language services and technology solutions company.

A Low-Growth Year for Many of Wall Street's Elite

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Mixed signals in the financial sector and the end of recession-related litigation held profits down in New York.

U.K. Litigation Funder Taps Proskauer Lawyer for U.S. Debut

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : April 19, 2016

Therium is hoping a trio of former Am Law 100 lawyers can stake its claim to the U.S. litigation finance market.

Lawyers Who Deal With Trump See Same Man in Campaign

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 15, 2016

Attorneys who have worked with presidential candidate Donald Trump as a client and an adversary said his blunt and blustery persona on the campaign trail matches the businessman they know.

Mayor Hires Kramer Levin Partner to Assist in Probe

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 14, 2016

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has hired white-collar defense attorney Barry Berke to represent his 2013 campaign in connection with any investigation tied to fundraisers.

2016 Rising Stars

: New York Law Journal : April 06, 2016

The New York Law Journal congratulates the 42 young lawyers chosen as 2016 Rising Stars by a panel of 24 esteemed judges.

McGuireWoods' Hiring Spree Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 04, 2016

McGuireWoods adds 13 partners in 13 days; Paul Weiss poaches a high-powered Cravath M&A partner; Kenyon & Kenyon loses two patent prosecution pros to Norton Rose Fulbright; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Court Halts Plans for Electrical Conversion of NYC Tower Clock

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : April 04, 2016

A plan to convert a landmarked clock tower in the TriBeCa section of Manhattan from mechanical to electric has been halted by a Manhattan judge, annulling a New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission decision to authorize the work.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : March 22, 2016

Kramer Levin, Debevoise, Kirkland & Ellis, White and Case and Mintz Levin have each added an attorney.

Special Report: A Return to Earth for Elite New York Firms?

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : March 20, 2016

A barrage of big deals in 2015 didn't translate into explosive growth for many of the country's most profitable firms.

NY Boutique Bags Big Law Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 16, 2016

Comings-and-goings at McCarter & English; Pillsbury Winthrop heads to Hong Kong; Proskauer Rose picks up a new life sciences vice chair; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Am Law 100: Partner Profits Hold Steady at Kramer Levin

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : March 14, 2016

The firm posted a 3.6 percent increase in revenue last year, while partner profits barely budged from 2014.

Law Firms in News Corp. Antitrust Case Mull Fee Request

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : March 10, 2016

Five law firms that represent a class of corporate plaintiffs pursuing antitrust litigation against News Corp. have been given free rein by the company to request as much as 30 percent of a proposed $244 million settlement.

News Corp. Proposed Deal Could Top $73 Million in Fees for Class Counsel

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : March 04, 2016

Five law firms that represent a class of corporate plaintiffs pursuing antitrust litigation against News Corp. may receive attorney fees equal to as much as 30 percent of a proposed $244 million settlement--or $73 million.

News Corp. Settles Suit Over In-Store Promotions

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : March 01, 2016

News Corporation will pay $244 million to non-retailer consumer packaged goods firms to settle allegations that it established and maintained an illegal monopoly on in-store advertising promotions.

As High Court Faces Bevy of Abortion Briefs, New Challenge Awaits

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : February 29, 2016

Even as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments Wednesday in its most significant abortion case in nearly nine years, a reminder of battles still being fought in the states arrived last week at the high court from, once again, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Finjan IP Chief on Litigation as a Last Resort

Scott Graham : The Recorder : February 12, 2016

Julie Mar-Spinola's patent licensing company has been on a winning streak, even though it prefers to stay out of the courtroom.

Greenberg Traurig In Tie-Up Talks With Major British Firm

Brian Baxter and Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : February 03, 2016

Greenberg Traurig, an Am Law 100 firm with Miami roots known for its spectacular growth, confirmed Wednesday that it is in preliminary discussions about a potential union with U.K. firm Berwin Leighton Paisner.

Awards Presented at the State Bar Annual Meeting

: New York Law Journal : February 03, 2016

Honors and awards presented by the New York State Bar Association and its committees and sections during the annual meeting.

E-Discovery Special Report

: New York Law Journal : February 01, 2016

From the FRCP changes and burgeoning software options, here's a look at what's in store for e-discovery in 2016.

'Guantánamo Bar' Keeps Up Pressure Amid New Detainee Transfers

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2016

The Obama administration has launched a renewed effort to winnow the remaining detainee population at Guantánamo Naval Base, according to lawyers who have long represented them.

Female Lawyers Oppose Texas Curbs With Abortion Stories

Tony Mauro : New York Law Journal : January 07, 2016

More than 100 female lawyers joined in a brief to tell the U.S. Supreme Court about their own abortions and why their reproductive freedom was pivotal to their personal and professional lives.

NYLJ's Top Careers Stories of 2015

: New York Law Journal : December 30, 2015

Take a look back at some of our most popular stories involving attorneys and law students.

Federal Judge Blasts Lawyers for Blowing Page Limits

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : December 30, 2015

U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman has a 10-page limit—and she's not afraid to enforce it. P.S.: She also has strong feelings on footnotes.

Arms Race: Law Firms and the Litigation Funding Boom

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : December 30, 2015

Deep-pocketed litigation funders are throwing investor dollars into lawsuits, raising questions about ethics and the specter of regulation.

Winner, White-Collar/Regulatory: Gibson Dunn

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

A deep bench and appellate strength set Gibson Dunn apart.