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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

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : April 15, 2015

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel has added two partners to its intellectual property department.

On the Move

: The American Lawyer : April 08, 2015

Moves involving Akin Gump, Cahill Gordon, Ashurst, Covington & Burling, Kramer Levin and Fitzpatrick Cella.

Two Top Prosecutors Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 07, 2015

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr and Morrison & Foerster tap the U.S. Department of Justice for two notable hires; Kramer Levin adds a life sciences practice head; Nixon Peabody nabs a Jones Day band leader and other moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Sorry Troll, You're Too Late

Mark Baghdassarian, Aaron Frankel and Joshua Rittenberg : Corporate Counsel : April 02, 2015

The ancient doctrine of laches could save a patent defendant.

Big Suits

David Bario, Rebekah Mintzer, and Scott Flaherty : The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Moncrief Oil International v. Gazprom; Chesapeake Energy v. American Energy Partners; Beyond Systems v. Kraft; Franklin California Tax Free Trust v. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Remembering Herald Price Fahringer

Richard S. Weisbroat : New York Law Journal : March 27, 2015

In bidding farewell to Herald Price Fahringer, there is yet another side to him that deserves mention: his gracious acknowledgment and gratitude to those who taught and helped him hone his skills and those in public service who came to his rescue by guiding him through the maze of procedural technicalities of appellate court practice.

Recognitions

: New York Law Journal : March 24, 2015

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed Barry Berke of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel as his designee to the Lincoln Center board of directors while Gary Naftalis will be honored by The Jewish Theological Seminary, among other honors.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Elite New York Firms Once Again Break From the Pack

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : March 13, 2015

The top New York-centered firms outperformed their rivals in 2014. Revenue grew an average of 4.5 percent at 17 top firms based in the Big Apple, while profits per partner rose 5.6 percent, according to reporting by The American Lawyer.

Law Firm Lawsuit-Palooza: Plaintiffs Attorney Goes After O'Melveny a Third Time

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 09, 2015

Our latest roundup of litigation in which Am Law 200 firms are either defendants or plaintiffs includes an attempt to revive a case against O'Melveny & Myers; assertions that Dorsey & Whitney should share their client BIAX Corp.'s pain; and allegations of negligence against Baker Botts and Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Kramer Levin Sees Mixed Results in 2014

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : March 04, 2015

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel posted a 3.7 percent gain in profits per partner last year, to $1.815 million, but gross revenue declined by half a percent, to $320.5 million. Revenue per lawyer increased by 1 percent, to $1.04 million from $1.03 million.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : February 27, 2015

Seven firms announce new additions.

Deal Watch: Sullivan & Cromwell Advise Valeant on $10.1 Billion Buy of Salix

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 26, 2015

Our latest roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more includes Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.'s purchase of Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. for $10.1 billion; Asahi Kasei Corp.'s buy of Polypore International Inc. in a deal valued at $3.2 billion; and a merger between silicon producers Grupo FerroAtlántica and Globe Specialty Metals Inc. for a combined value of $3.1 billion. Latham & Watkins advised on the most number of deals, with four, while Sullivan & Cromwell led the way in terms of transaction value.

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.

An Early Look at The 2015 Am Law 100

: The American Lawyer : February 09, 2015

The Am Law Daily's early coverage of 2014 financial results of The Am Law 100/200 includes an examination into what's going on behind the numbers. This list will be updated as new results become available. Final rankings and full results for The Am Law 100 will be published in The American Lawyer's May 2015 issue and The Am Law Second Hundred will be published in the June issue.

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.