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Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel is pleased to announce that four partners in the firm – Matthew S. Dunn, Mark D. Koestler, Kevin B. Leblang and Theodore (Ted) Ruthizer – have made Human Resource Executive magazine’s 2011 list of the Most Powerful Employment Attorneys. The listings, which appeared in the magazine on June 16 and attracted over 5000 nominations in the immigration, employment and benefits arena, mark the third consecutive year that Mr. Leblang and Mr. Ruthizer made the Most Powerful list and the first for Mr. Koestler and Mr. Dunn.
Employers with offices throughout the world turn to Kramer Levin for assistance in connection with all issues related to the employment of employees. The firm serves clients on matters such as employment litigation, business immigration, employee benefits and executive compensation, among many others. Kramer Levin’s representative clients in the employment area cover industries including financial services, consulting, insurance, tax, business management, consumer products, real estate, oil/gas, electronics, accounting, apparel, media, advertising, entertainment and education.
Mr. Leblang, ranked in the list’s 100 most powerful corporate employment lawyers, is chair of the firm’s Employment Law Department and counsels employers on matters ranging from the adoption and application of employee relations policies to the evaluation and minimization of litigation risks of employment decisions. He also represents management clients in litigations before federal and state courts, administrative agencies and arbitrators.
Mr. Ruthizer, ranked in the list’s top 20 immigration lawyers, is co-chair of the firm’s Business Immigration Group. He is a past president and general counsel of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He is a Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School, where he teaches an advanced seminar in immigration law and policy.
Mr. Koestler, ranked in the list’s top 20 immigration lawyers, is co-chair of the firm’s Business Immigration Group. He primarily represents clients in the fields of advertising, entertainment, banking, hedge funds, and communications. Mr. Koestler is a past chair of AILA NY and was also a member of AILA national’s governing board of directors.
Mr. Dunn, listed as one of the 40 up and coming corporate employment lawyers, is a partner in the firm’s Business Immigration Group where he represents a diverse group of clients, especially in the areas of banking, healthcare, hospitality, and advertising. He is co-chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Immigration and Nationality Law Committee. Mr. Dunn is a past chair of AILA NY and was also a member of AILA national’s governing board of directors.