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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

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.

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.

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.

Winner, White-Collar/Regulatory: Gibson Dunn

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

A deep bench and appellate strength set Gibson Dunn apart.

Orrick and Kirkland Make Weil Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 16, 2015

Several Am Law 100 firms welcome new recruits from Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Debevoise hires from Sullivan & Cromwell on Hong Kong; Fox Rothschild expands in Minneapolis; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : December 15, 2015

Latham & Watkins has added Sandeep Savla, formerly of Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank; Valerie Mitchell Johnston has been appointed deputy general counsel of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; and Loeb & Loeb has elected four to partner, among other announcements.

Clifford Chance Settles With Funder of Failed Excalibur Case

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : December 09, 2015

In the latest twist in a bizarre saga of litigation funding gone awry, Clifford Chance has agreed to pay a confidential amount to settle a negligence suit threatened by a litigation funder that bankrolled a disastrous case handled by the U.K. law firm.

Indigent Deaf Find Fierce Advocates in Husband-Wife Legal Team

Rebecca Baker : New York Law Journal : December 07, 2015

Representing the indigent deaf poses a host of legal challenges for Bruce and Liz Gitlin, a husband-and-wife team who run a public interest law firm in Manhattan. The couple recently scored their biggest legal victory—a settlement with New York City that requires it to provide interpreters in the city's homeless shelters, to train shelter employees and to install safety features.

Prosecutors Spare Banker Retrial in Tax Shelter Case

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : November 17, 2015

A former banker who won a new trial because of a lying juror in the Jenkens & Gilchrist fraudulent tax shelter case was granted a deferred prosecution agreement Monday.

How One Lawyer Scored a DPA in a Huge Tax Fraud Case

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : November 17, 2015

Prosecutors said it was the biggest criminal tax fraud case in history. How did Barry Berke's client walk away with a deferred prosecution agreement?

The Guantánamo Bar: J. Wells Dixon

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : November 11, 2015

An unexpected path from Kramer Levin associate to lead counsel for dozens of detainees.

Ethical E-Discovery: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know

Samantha V. Ettari and Noah Hertz-Bunzl : Legaltech News : November 10, 2015

Attorneys have ethical obligations to develop and maintain core e-discovery competencies.

'Keeping It Simple' Wasn't Working

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : November 09, 2015

The Guantánamo Roster

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : November 02, 2015

Firms involved in detainee representation.


: New York Law Journal : November 02, 2015

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "The Next Big Thing: 'Internet of Things' Litigation and Regulatory Risk," "'Lexmark' Redefines the False Advertising Landscape," "U.S. Supreme Court to Address Class Action Standing in Upcoming Term" and "Determining the 'Fair Value' of Shares of Closely Held Corporations."

Final Appeal: The Race to Close Guantánamo

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : November 02, 2015

A decade after lawyers gained access to the Guantánamo prison, the detainees' legal status remains grim—and time is running out.

A Holland & Knight Partner Heads to Cambodia, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : November 02, 2015

A United Nations war crimes tribunal for former members of the Khmer Rouge reels in a Holland & Knight partner; Kilpatrick Townsend sets up shop in Texas; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Same Court, Same Judge, Same Facts: What Gibson Dunn Did Differently to Win

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : November 02, 2015

Prism Technologies LLC was on a roll, suing the five largest cellular telephone service providers for infringing the same two patents. The first two cases, against AT&T and Sprint, went Prism's way—until it was Gibson Dunn and T-Mobile's turn.

Special Report: The Guantánamo Bar

: The American Lawyer : November 01, 2015

As the Obama administration enters its final year, lawyers keep up the pressure to close the prison.

Mergers & Acquistions

: New York Law Journal : October 26, 2015

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "'Going Dark' Presents Traps for Unwary Companies Following an Acquisition," "Use of R&W Insurance Grows in Middle-Market Transactions," "Navigating the Purchase and Sale of Sports Teams" and "Working Capital Adjustments: At the Crossroads of Law and Accounting."

Bharara to Drop Insider Trading Charges Against SAC Analyst

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : October 23, 2015

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Thursday he will move to dismiss insider trading charges against Michael Steinberg, a portfolio analyst for SAC Capital Advisors, because the recent decision by the Second Circuit in 'United States v. Newman' made it impossible to sustain Steinberg's convictions.

Clock Tower Dispute Will Have New Judge Assigned

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : October 22, 2015

A judge who said that he had been involved with a nonprofit group that had a matter before the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission has recused himself from a legal dispute over the development plans for a landmarked clock tower in the TriBeCa section of Manhattan.

Wiley Rein Adds New Recruits, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 20, 2015

Six months after a firmwide cull, Wiley Rein is hiring again; Covington & Burling brings back a partner from GE; Day Pitney expands into Florida; Ropes & Gray raids Fried Frank; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

In $100M Boxing Brawl, O'Melveny Lawyers Left on the Mat

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : October 19, 2015

In the world of professional boxing, there's no question that manager Al Haymon is a heavyweight. But that's not the same thing as being a bully who KO'ed antitrust laws, as a team of lawyers from O'Melveny & Myers led by Daniel Petrocelli found out.