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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

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : August 26, 2015

Six firms announce new hires, while Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has named Philip Hirschhorn as head of its New York office.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : August 25, 2015

Among other announcements, commercial banking attorney Christopher Palmer has been named managing partner of Garden City-based Cullen and Dykman.

Big Suits

: The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

Franklin California v. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; Smartflash v. Apple; Jang v. Boston Scientific; Amphastar v. Sanofi

Lawyers Who Lead by Example

: New York Law Journal : August 21, 2015

The New York Law Journal announces the 2015 honorees for Lawyers Who Lead by Example in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Public Service and Pro Bono. The attorneys will be featured in a special section and honored at a dinner on Oct. 14.

Leslie Takes Center Stage as New Dean of Cardozo

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : August 20, 2015

Melanie Leslie, the new dean of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, didn't move to New York City more than 30 years ago to become a lawyer—unless she was playing one on TV. But after several years of trying to make it in show business, Leslie realized she wanted devote her time to something that was more intellectually stimulating.

In Rare Move, Bouchard Forces Sale in Business 'Divorce'

Amaris Elliott-Engel : Delaware Business Court Insider : August 19, 2015

After Elizabeth Elting and Philip R. Shawe were college roommates in business school, their brief engagement to be married swiftly came to an end. But they went on to found a global leader in supporting litigation, in translation services and in localizing websites.

'Kids-for-Cash' Facility Owner Agrees to Settlement

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : August 18, 2015

Robert J. Powell, the former co-owner of two private juvenile detention facilities at the center of the Luzerne County "kids-for-cash" scandal, has agreed to pay at least $4.75 million to settle his portion of a civil suit brought by a class of juvenile plaintiffs.

'Kids-for-Cash' Figure Agrees to $4.75M Settlement

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : August 13, 2015

Robert J. Powell, the former co-owner of two private juvenile-detention facilities at the center of the Luzerne County "kids-for-cash" scandal, has agreed to pay at least $4.75 million to settle his portion of a civil suit brought by a class of juvenile plaintiffs.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : August 12, 2015

Among other announcements, Brendan Schulman has left Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel to join aerial technology company DJI as its vice president of policy and legal affairs.

Dentons' Nextlaw Labs Teams Up with IBM Cloud

Erin E. Harrison : Legaltech News : August 12, 2015

NextLaw Labs signs ROSS Intelligence, a startup developing a legal advisor app powered by IBM Watson.

Who's Leading the Charge Against the SEC's In-House Courts?

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : August 12, 2015

Thanks to the efforts of a few enterprising lawyers in the white-collar securities defense bar, complaints that the SEC's administrative enforcement actions are unconstitutional are finally starting to stick.

Carlyle Group and Others to Purchase Veritas from Symantec for $8 Billion

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : August 11, 2015

Veritas, which provides data storage and server management software, is now under new ownership and will also now have a new CEO and chairman.

Finjan Litigation Spree Yields $40 Million Verdict

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 05, 2015

A jury found Blue Coat infringed five cybersecurity patents.

Kramer Levin Names New Counsel of E-Discovery Group

Chris DiMArco : Legaltech News : August 05, 2015

Samantha Ettari, who previously aided in the production of the firm's e-discovery bulletin, brings deep experience in all things discovery.

The American Lawyer Names 2015 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

The contest attracted 225 strong entries across 30 categories, and honors firms and legal departments involved in the globe's most distinguished deals, disputes and social initiatives.

Liner Lands Dickstein Defectors, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

The head of Dickstein Shapiro's insurance coverage practice leads nine other lawyers to Los Angeles-based Liner; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius hires two more partners in London; and other notable new roles from throughout The Am Law 200.

Litigators of the Week: Matthew McGill of Gibson Dunn and Thomas Mayer of Kramer Levin

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : July 09, 2015

When bondholders challenged a Puerto Rico debt restructuring law, their lawyers set off on a difficult quest to convince a federal judge in San Juan to invalidate the law aimed at helping the commonwealth grapple with crippling municipal debt.

Kramer Levin, Gibson Dunn Prevail in Puerto Rico Bond Battle

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : July 07, 2015

In what is likely the leading edge of a rash of multibillion-dollar disputes involving the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the first round has gone to a group of bondholders.

Judge Declines to Vacate Insider Trading Conviction

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : July 06, 2015

A federal judge, saying he was unconvinced an appellate ruling toppling separate insider trading convictions could be applied, refused to upset the conspiracy and securities fraud conviction for former Goldman Sachs and Procter & Gamble board member Rajat Gupta.

Appellate Panel Throws Out Sanction Against Kramer Levin

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : July 02, 2015

The First Department said that a ruling that Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel and its client failed to notify their adversary of a mistaken representation "is not based on a fair interpretation of the evidence."

O'Melveny Throws Punch in Fight for Control of Boxing

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : July 01, 2015

The firm filed an antitrust suit Wednesday against Floyd Mayweather's manager on behalf of a competing promoter.

Paul Hastings Poaches Foursome, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 01, 2015

A leading structured finance team leaves Ashurst for Paul Hastings; a Quinn Emanuel associate development director moves on; Dentons closes on a combination; DLA Piper bolts on a boutique Down Under; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Same-Sex Marriage Wins in Historic Supreme Court Ruling

Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle : New York Law Journal : June 29, 2015

Same-sex couples have a constitutionally protected right to marry, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday in a history-making victory for the gay civil rights movement.

Drones Are Flying Under the Litigation Radar—for Now

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 23, 2015

In 1981, personal injury lawyer Jim Beasley Sr. was flying a World War II-era T-6 Texan over a site in North Philadelphia while attorney Thomas R. Kline was snapping photos out of the back of the plane to be used in a suit they had filed.

O'Melveny Gets Win in Florida for Sirius XM

Zoe Ferguson : The Litigation Daily : June 22, 2015

In a turn of events, Sirius XM Radio and its lawyers at O'Melveny & Myers convinced a Florida judge that the founders of the 60s rock group the Turtles can't stop the radio company from playing their music.


: The National Law Journal : June 22, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Morning Wrap: FIFA's Blatter Brings on McGuireWoods | Uber Driver Wins Case Repping Herself

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : June 18, 2015

FIFA chiefs have found U.S. attorneys, two cases against Silicon Valley see outcomes, plus a spotlight on Pittsburgh's legal market. This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.


: The National Law Journal : June 08, 2015

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Tax Ruling Could Open State to Bank Challenges

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : June 01, 2015

TheNew York Tax Appeals Tribunal said that interbranch transactions by Italian bank UniCredit S.p.A. are not income subject to state taxation because they were established and operated separately from their parent corporation and kept separate books and records.

An Appellate Win in the Fight for a Rare Gold Coin

Julie Triedman and Scott Flaherty : The American Lawyer : June 01, 2015

The Third Circuit holds that the U.S. government illegally confiscated 10 1933 'Double Eagle' coins from the clients of Kramer Levin partner Barry Berke.