Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP.

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP.

4 Star Rating     2 reviews 
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1177 Avenue of the Americas, | New York City | NY | 10036
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Year of establishment 1968 Number of Partners 108
Number of offices 2 Partner:associate ratio 0.60
Biggest office New York City Percentage of women attorneys 39.20
Number of attorneys 352 Percentage of minority attorneys 10.10
Number of associates 185 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 2.10
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP.
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Kramer Levin is a full-service law firm with extensive capabilities and substantial experience. From our offices in New York, Silicon Valley and Paris, we represent clients from Global 1000 companies to emerging growth entities across a wide range of industries. In addition to our well-known litigation and corporate capabilities, we have top tier practices in many other areas including corporate restructuring & bankruptcy, intellectual property, real estate, land use, mutual funds, tax, employment law, individual clients, employee benefits and business immigration. Our clients regard us as a true business ally. We enjoy long-term relationships with many companies, institutions, and individuals, who trust us to provide practical counsel that looks beyond the immediate legal issues to larger business implications. Through periods of rapid change—through shifts in political, economic, and regulatory climates—these clients have valued our ability to understand their goals and bring the right resources to meet the challenges they face. We prize efficiency, bringing a sensible cost-benefit approach to every project. In staffing matters, we favor quality over quantity, with small teams characterized by an unusually high level of senior involvement. Our approach is dynamic and flexible, and we often reach across practice areas to assemble the most effective interdisciplinary team for the matter at hand. reative thinking, pragmatic solutions, nimble efficiency, and the ability to adapt to shifting circumstances are qualities that characterize Kramer Levin. We value these qualities in our people, and our clients value them in us.

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Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP. Reviews

- Reviewed on July 21, 2017

If you are looking for a firm that has a quick turnaround rate and does not beat around the bush, apply for Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP. They are very professional and easy to deal with!

Pros : A law office that is very polite, professional, and quick to get in touch with you. This firm was very quick to get in touch with me and offered me a position right away. I did not have to negotiate or haggle my way into my position as well. If they are interested in you they will process your application and hire you right away. They do not beat around the bush!
Cons : It can be difficult moving up the ranks as some times the work can be slow. They are working on this though as I have mentioned this to them multiple times.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

- Reviewed on December 18, 2017

I would like to see management and the firm as a whole be more open in terms of what kind of job's they take on. This way we would have more work available year long and the work would be more diverse and thus more interesting.

Pros : I really liked the front desk staff to attorney relationship that was in place at this firm. Everyone seemed to be on an even playing field and got along well with each other.
Cons : There can be a lack of work at times which can be down putting. I also found some of the work to be quite tedious and downright boring at times.
Current or former employee? : Former Employee

Awards and recognitions

Two Kramer Levin Practices Named Law 360's Practice Groups of The Year: Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy; Real Estate
Eckstein Named a Law360 MVP for Bankruptcy
Super Lawyers Recognizes 28 Kramer Levin Women in its Top Women Attorneys in New York List
Kramer Levin Named New York Environmental Law Firm of the Year by Corporate INTL
Kramer Levin Named California IP Litigation Law Firm of the Year by Corporate INTL
Kramer Levin Wins M&A Atlas Award for Financial Services Deal of the Year for Stone Point Acquisition of LTCG Holdings Corp.
Kramer Levin Named in Top Tier by 2015 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers' Best Law Firms Rankings
Corporate Co-Chair Howard T. Spilko Named a Top 50 Americas M&A Lawyer by Global M&A Network
Legal Services NYC Honors Kramer Levin and Attorneys for Pro Bono Commitment
Benchmark Litigation 2015 Recognizes Kramer Levin as a Top Tier New York Litigation Firm; Seven Partners Named Litigation Stars
The Legal Aid Society Honors Kramer Levin, Jennifer Danzo and Rebecca Talbott with the 2014 Pro Bono Publico Award
Ninety-Four Kramer Levin Lawyers Named to the 2014 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List
Kramer Levin's Paul H. Schoeman Inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers
Who's Who Legal Names Gary Naftalis as One of the Most Highly Regarded Business Crime Defense Lawyers in the United States
Best Lawyers Names Kramer Levin Partner Maria T. Jones Best Tax Litigation and Controversy Lawyer in New York
42 Kramer Levin Attorneys Listed as Best Lawyers 2015
Jason Moff Named to The National LGBT Bar Association's "Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 - Class of 2014"
Legal 500 US 2014 Names Kramer Levin Corporate Restructuring Law Firm of the Year
Kramer Levin's Advertising Practice Ranked in Top Tier by Legal 500 US 2014
Kramer Levin's Land Use Practice Ranked in Top Tier by Legal 500 US 2014
Legal 500 US 2014 Recognizes Kramer Levin's Leading Practices and Lawyers
Kramer Levin Wins Creditors Restructuring Law Firm of the Year at Annual Global M&A Network's Turnaround Atlas Awards
Chen Named to Lawyers of Color's Annual Hot List (Eastern Region)
Seven Kramer Levin Attorneys Listed as Leading Lawyers by Legal 500 US 2014
Kramer Levin's Middle-Market M&A Practice Ranked in Top Tier by Legal 500 US 2014
Human Resource Executive Names Kramer Levin Attorneys to "Most Powerful" List for Sixth Consecutive Year
Rothman, Herzog, Jones Named to Turnarounds & Workouts Bankruptcy Tax Specialists in the Nation's Major Law Firms List
Ken Chin and Gilbert Liu Receive 2014 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award
Kramer Levin Named California IP Litigation Law Firm of the Year by Global Law Experts
Kramer Levin Receives AQI's 2014 M&A Award for New York Corporate Restructuring Law Firm of the Year
Kramer Levin's Commercial Litigation Practice Cited by Chambers USA 2014 in its Elite Section; White Collar Practice Also Highly Ranked
Kramer Levin's Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Practice Ranked in New York's Top Tier by Chambers USA 2014
Kramer Levin's Business Immigration Group Ranked in New York's Top Tier by Chambers USA 2014
Chambers USA 2014 Recognizes Kramer Levin's Leading Lawyers and Practices
Kramer Levin's Advertising Practice Ranked in Top Tier by Chambers USA 2014
Kramer Levin's Jeffrey S. Trachtman to Receive NYC Bar Association Award for Service to LGBT Community
Five Kramer Levin Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers France 2014
Berke, Naftalis Selected as Leading Lawyers in America by Lawdragon 500
Kramer Levin to Receive LSNYC's 2013 Pro Bono Leadership Award
Brody Named One of M&A Advisor's 40 Under 40 in the Legal Advisor Category
Brody Named One of Turnarounds & Workouts 2014 Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers
Law360 Names Brody a Rising Star in Bankruptcy Law
11 Kramer Levin Attorneys Listed in Option Droit & Affaires 2013-2014
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We have long understood that our future as a top law firm depends on developing world-class attorneys with a wide range of perspectives. We therefore regard it as imperative that we maintain an environment where people from diverse backgrounds can flourish, both as lawyers and as individuals.

Accordingly, we cast the widest possible net to attract such people, and we make a serious investment in their long-term development. We do this proactively, operating the entire firm in an inclusive manner that represents the full range of human differences.

At Kramer Levin, no career will be limited in any way by race, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, nationality, age, disability, or marital and parental status.

To assure this, our attorneys receive mandatory diversity training every year. We are a signatory to the New York City Bar's "Statement of Diversity Principles," which expresses our commitment to facilitating diversity in the hiring, retention and promotion of attorneys. And we support a number of legal organizations aimed at increasing diversity, including AALDEF, AABANY, Asian American Law Fund, KALAGNY, LeGal, Lambda Legal and the New York City Bar.

Our diversity program has been recognized by many of the organizations that monitor such efforts, including Multicultural Law Magazine, Vault, The Empire State Pride Agenda, and Corporate Equality Index.

The Diversity Committee

At the heart of our program is the Diversity Committee, a proactive body charged with promoting diversity within the firm, within the legal profession in general, and in society at large. The Committee-made up of partners, associates, and senior administrative staff-has a mandate to encourage free and open dialogue on diversity issues, and to oversee the recruitment, assimilation, and ongoing development of law students and laterals from minority backgrounds.

Summer associate program

Everything about the Kramer Levin Summer Associate Program is meticulously designed to give you a strong start to a successful career. From the day you set foot in our New York office, you will be treated as a practicing attorney-doing real work, learning vital skills, working side-by-side with some of the finest attorneys in the world. By the time you head back to school, you will understand what it is like to be a lawyer.

Learn by Doing

The summer program will give you insight into our firm's distinct character in a way that no formal interview could. Every summer associate is given intensive, hands-on work, participating in active matters-going to court, writing memoranda, sitting in on client meetings, and generally doing what a first year associate does.

Not Just Work

When you ask around about Kramer Levin, you will certainly hear about smart lawyers and high-profile matters. But you will also hear about our culture-friendly, unpretentious, encouraging of any outside interests you care to pursue.

Balancing your profession with the rest of your life is a priority within that culture, and we make this clear from the beginning. In addition to all the activities and diversions New York City is justly famous for-and that we encourage you to take advantage of-we provide a full schedule of social events throughout the summer.

In 2014, our summer associates attended the following:

Mid-Summer Reception at the Bryant Park Grill
Wine tasting
Private suite at a Yankees game
Iron Chef-style Cooking Competition
Diversity Committee lunch
Women's Initiatives lunch
Trivia Night Tournament
Bowling tournament
Photographic scavenger hunt
Citymeals on Wheels Volunteer Day
Informal and impromptu social get-togethers


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