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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 250 143 -1 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 57 14 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 130 -9 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 61 -18 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 40 2 Summer programs

In the News

When a Client Commits Suicide

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : June 23, 2016

For defendants suddenly facing white-collar prosecution, suicide can be a real temptation. What can their lawyers do to stop it, and what happens if it's too late?

Insider Trading Suspect Found Dead in Apartment

: The Associated Press : June 22, 2016

A hedge fund manager arrested last week on insider trading charges declared his innocence in a short, handwritten note before he was found dead with a slashed neck in an apparent suicide, authorities said Tuesday.

Bouchard Approves Plan for TransPerfect Forced Sale

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : June 21, 2016

Chancellor Andre G. Bouchard on Monday approved a plan to complete the Delaware Chancery Court-ordered sale of TransPerfect Global by modified auction, granting broad discretion to the company's custodian and limiting the role of its warring co-founders in the process.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : June 20, 2016

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

McDermott Adds Amid Leadership Change, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

A year after WilmerHale consolidated its London operations, one longtime partner has left for McDermott Will & Emery; Jones Day hires a trio; Shearman & Sterling snags one from Boies Schiller; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : June 15, 2016

Skadden has promoted seven attorneys to counsel, while several other firms announce new additions, including Littler Mendelson, Kramer Levin and Greenberg Traurig.

Capital Health Sys. Inc. v. N.J. Dep't. of Banking and Ins.

: New Jersey Law Journal : June 15, 2016

Approval of Two-Tiered Network of Hospitals and Physicians Upheld

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : June 14, 2016

Six firms announce new additions, while Nixon Peabody has promoted two attorneys and Karen Shaer has joined New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's Office of Criminal Justice as first deputy director.

Two Paul Hastings Finance Partners Move to Schulte Roth

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : June 10, 2016

A Paul Hastings structured finance partner who disappeared from the firm's website in March has joined Schulte Roth & Zabel. Michael Michetti has a practice noted in a recent New York Times business column as presenting a potential conflict of interest.

NYLJ Rising Stars 2016: Aaron Frankel

: New York Law Journal : June 07, 2016

As a high school student considering a career, Aaron Frankel was caught in a dilemma: pursuing studies to become an engineer or a lawyer. Aaron's quandary was solved when he learned a friend's father was a patent lawyer. He could do both.

Appeals Court Rejects Hospitals' Appeal of Omnia Plan Approval

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : June 07, 2016

A state appeals court has ruled that Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey can proceed with the rollout of its two-tiered Omnia Health Alliance insurance plan, putting aside objections raised by 10 hospitals relegated to Tier 2 under the plan.

Appeals Court Rejects Hospitals' Appeal of Omnia Plan Approval

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : June 07, 2016

A state appeals court has ruled that Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey can proceed with the rollout of its two-tiered Omnia Health Alliance insurance plan, putting aside objections raised by 10 hospitals relegated to Tier 2 under the plan.

Judges Wrestle With Definition of Parenthood at Argument

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : June 06, 2016

Targeting a 25-year decision that critics say defines parenthood too narrowly, two former same-sex partners argued before the Court of Appeals that they should be granted visitation right with children they have neither borne nor adopted.

Insider Trading Defendant Can Keep Using His Plane

: The Associated Press : June 02, 2016

A New York judge has set bail at $25 million for a professional gambler linked to golfer Phil Mickelson in an insider trading controversy, but allowed him to continue using his private jet over government objections.

Kenyon & Kenyon Practice Leader Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 01, 2016

Fox Rothschild snags three from Kenyon & Kenyon; Hogan Lovells goes on a hiring spree; Latham lands an arbitration head; Sheppard Mullin raids Steptoe; Wilmer welcomes a top federal prosecutor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

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.