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Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP.

Main Office: 1177 Avenue of the Americas, | New York City | NY | 10036
Phone: 212-715-9100 |
I've been moved by the stories of the firm's kindness to its clients and the attorneys and staff at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP. Can't stop talking about how wonderful it is to work there.
Our interactions with Lauren Tapper have always been positive - she is professional, responsive and made a lasting impression on our staff.
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Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP. Reviews view all

Reviewed on May 03, 2023
Former Employee

Glassdoor Review 5.0 ★★★★★ Current Employee Associate in New York, NY Recommend CEO Approval Business Outlook Pros Good culture, friendly people and interesting work Cons It has many of the cons of a corporate law firm

Former Employee


Full time

Reviewed on December 18, 2017
Former Employee

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.

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.

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.

Former Employee



Kramer Levin prides itself in providing our clients proactive, creative and pragmatic solutions that address today’s most challenging legal issues. With more than 375 lawyers in 60-plus practice areas, the firm is headquartered in New York with offices in Silicon Valley and Paris, and fosters a strong culture of involvement in public and community service. The firm is led by our managing partner, Paul S. Pearlman.

Practice Areas

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP. practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

Hiring Criteria

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP. follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.


Pro bono

Pro bono and community service are integral to Kramer Levin's practice and culture. We routinely rank highly in the annual AmLaw 200 pro bono survey. Our pro bono achievements have been recognized with major awards from the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, Her Justice, Legal Services NYC, the National Law Journal, New York's Legal Aid Society, and others.

We encourage our lawyers to pursue the pro bono work most meaningful to them - and their passions have fostered broad involvement in such areas as political asylum, LGBT rights, domestic violence, housing and homelessness, criminal trials and appeals, service to nonprofit groups and microentrepreneurs, and more. We have vindicated the rights of homeless children with asthma; helped free innocent Uighur Muslims held at Guant

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Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP. Awards and Recognitions Write a review

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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Diversity Write a review

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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