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Four Kramer Levin Attorneys Named to 2012 List of Most Powerful Employment Attorneys: Both Business Immigration and Employment Practices Highlighted

June 19, 2012 Human Resources Executive

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel is pleased to announce that four partners in the firm – Kevin B. Leblang, Theodore (Ted) Ruthizer, Mark D. Koestler and Matthew S. Dunn – have made Human Resource Executive magazine’s 2012 list of the Most Powerful Employment Attorneys. The annual listings, which appeared in the magazine’s June 16 issue, mark the fourth consecutive year that Mr. Leblang and Mr. Ruthizer made the list and the second consecutive year 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 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 has served in various leadership roles including as a past chair of AILA NY and as a member of AILA national’s governing board of directors.

Mr. Dunn, listed as one of the top immigration 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 the AILA national’s governing board of directors.

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