NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel is pleased to announce that Litigation partner Gary P. Naftalis won the 2011 Chambers USA award for Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations. The award was presented at the Chambers USA Awards for Excellence 2011 ceremony on June 9th in New York City.
Chambers had the following to say: "The pre-eminent Gary Naftalis is widely praised for his wealth of experience in handling complex white collar litigation. Clients turn to him across a range of matters, including allegations of insider trading, market manipulation and accounting irregularities.”
Mr. Naftalis is the head of Kramer Levin’s Litigation Department and firm Co-Chair. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has for some 30 years represented individuals and corporations in all phases of complex bet-the-company civil, criminal, and regulatory matters, including those involving allegations of insider trading, market manipulation, accounting irregularities, stock options backdating and other financial fraud. Mr. Naftalis also has served as counsel to audit and special committees of a number of major public companies in connection with regulatory issues.
In recent years, Mr. Naftalis has been involved in many of the most significant white collar cases including the successful defenses of Kenneth Langone, former Chair of the New York Stock Exchange Compensation Committee, in regard to the charges brought against him by then Attorney General Eliot Spitzer relating to the compensation of NYSE Chairman Richard Grasso; and The City of New York in the inquiry by the New York County District Attorney relating to the fire at the Deutsche Bank building.
Mr. Naftalis was also recently named one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America by The National Law Journal, one of the 10 Leading Trial Lawyers in the United States by Legal 500 and one of the Top 10 Lawyers in New York by Super Lawyers.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP is a premier, full-service law firm with offices in New York and Paris. Firm lawyers are leading practitioners in their respective fields, who understand their clients’ businesses, demonstrate a strong focus on client service and offer innovative and practical solutions. The firm represents Global 1000 and emerging growth companies, institutions and individuals, across a broad range of industries. For more information, please visit www.kramerlevin.com.