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Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Litigation

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What the team is known for

Possesses a strong reputation for handling a range of high-value commercial disputes. Houses a strong bench of expert litigators with excellent pedigree in acting for both individuals and corporations in civil and criminal proceedings. Boasts a formidable track record in a range of matters, including product liability cases, breach of contract actions and accounting malpractice claims. Demonstrates further expertise in the defense of securities class and shareholder derivative actions.

Strengths

Clients highlight: "They are responsive, thoughtful and work hard."

Sources say: "They are very, very talented litigators."

Work highlights

Continued to act for Deloitte in defense of fraud, negligence and aiding and abetting claims arising from consulting and audit work completed by a member firm for Investment Trade Bank.

Successfully defended Enzo Biochem and its five directors against a claim by an activist investor that the board was seeking to entrench itself through the scheduling of its 2021 annual shareholders meeting and rules for the nomination of directors.

Notable practitioners

Michael Dell is often involved in major regulatory matters as well as securities litigation, and represents leading clients in the accounting and financial services sectors.
"He is an excellent practitioner who does outstanding work in audit defense." "Michael is an extremely articulate and capable attorney who can understand complex matters quickly."

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Overview

Kramer Levin’s Complex Commercial Litigation team has an impressive record of success in both bench and jury trials and on appeal in federal and state courts. Regarded as among the nation’s top litigators, our lawyers have won headline-making commercial cases throughout the United States and beyond. Our Securities and Shareholder Litigation lawyers have decades of experience achieving winning results for clients in high-profile, complex securities litigation, including securities fraud class actions and shareholder derivative cases. We regularly represent corporations, officers and directors facing multibillion-dollar, bet-the-company litigation.


Members

Berke, Barry H (Head of Department)

Naftalis, Gary P (Head of Department)

Aufses, III, Arthur H.

Davis, Jeffrey W.

Dell, Michael

Friedman, Alan R.

Goldman, Daniel B.

Greenberg, Ronald S.

Holtzman, Robert N.

Horowitz, Gregory Aaron

James, Dani R.

Law, Kerri Ann

Naftalis, Gary P.

Schoeman, Paul H.

Simon, Norman C

Sparling, Steven S.

Wagner, Jonathan M.

Wilcox, Robin

Litigation

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

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Location

1177 Avenue of the Americas

New York

New York

USA

NY 10036

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New York

Litigation: Securities


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