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Gary P. Naftalis

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Phone: 212.715.9253 Fax: 212.715.9238 New York
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October 20, 2010 13 Kramer Levin Attorneys Named to AVENUE’s Legal Elite Awards/Honors 
July 1, 2007 19 Kramer Levin Attorneys Listed as Best Lawyers in America 2007 Awards/Honors 
October 20, 2010 2011 Benchmark Litigation Names Kramer Levin a Top Tier New York Litigation Firm and a Leading National Litigation Firm Awards/Honors 
November 15, 2011 2012 Benchmark Litigation Names Kramer Levin to the Top Tier New York Litigation Firms Awards/Honors 
October 10, 2012 2013 Benchmark Litigation Names Kramer Levin to the Top Tier of New York Litigation Firms and for Appellate Experience Awards/Honors 
November 12, 2013 2014 Benchmark Litigation Names Kramer Levin to the Top Tier of New York Litigation Firms Awards/Honors 
September 23, 2008 27 Kramer Levin Attorneys Listed as Best Lawyers in America 2009 Awards/Honors 
August 31, 2011 32 Kramer Levin Attorneys Listed as Best Lawyers 2012 Awards/Honors 
August 4, 2010 33 Kramer Levin Attorneys Listed as Best Lawyers 2011, Representing 19 Practice Areas Awards/Honors 
July 30, 2009 34 Kramer Levin Attorneys Listed as Best Lawyers 2010, Representing More Than 20 Practice Areas Awards/Honors 
August 15, 2013 41 Kramer Levin Attorneys Listed as Best Lawyers 2014 Awards/Honors 
July 18, 2006 42 Kramer Levin Attorneys Nominated to Appear in First Edition of New York Super Lawyers, Four in Top 100 Awards/Honors 
August 21, 2012 43 Kramer Levin Attorneys Listed as Best Lawyers 2013 Awards/Honors 
July 31, 2007 54 Kramer Levin Attorneys Recognized in Second Annual New York Super Lawyers Awards/Honors 
September 29, 2008 54 Kramer Levin Attorneys Recognized in Third Annual New York Super Lawyers, Three in Top 100, and Naftalis Receives Top Point Getter Status for all NY Metro Area Awards/Honors 
November 14, 2007 Benchmark: Litigation Recognizes Kramer Levin Litigation Practice as One of Best in New York Awards/Honors 
November 11, 2008 Benchmark: Litigation Recognizes Kramer Levin Litigation Practice as One of Best in New York Awards/Honors 
January 9, 2008 Best Lawyers in America for 2008 Recognizes 22 Kramer Levin Attorneys Awards/Honors 
April 2, 2008 Chambers Global 2008 Selects Two Kramer Levin Practice Areas and Six Firm Attorneys as Some of the Best in the Legal Field Awards/Honors 
March 21, 2011 Chambers Global 2011 Highly Ranks Nine Kramer Levin Attorneys and Four Practice Areas Awards/Honors 
March 22, 2012 Chambers Global 2012 Highly Ranks Eleven Kramer Levin Attorneys and Six Practice Areas Awards/Honors 
March 14, 2013 Chambers Global 2013 Highly Ranks Ten Kramer Levin Attorneys and Six Practice Areas Awards/Honors 
March 13, 2014 Chambers Global 2014 Highly Ranks Ten Kramer Levin Attorneys and Six Practice Areas Awards/Honors 
November 27, 2006 Chambers Global and Legal 500 Recognize Kramer Levin's Leading Practices and Lawyers Awards/Honors 
February 21, 2007 Chambers USA 2007 Recognizes Kramer Levin's Leading Practices and Business Lawyers Awards/Honors 
June 13, 2008 Chambers USA 2008 Selects 17 Kramer Levin Attorneys in 10 Practice Areas as Leaders in Their Field Awards/Honors 
June 12, 2009 Chambers USA 2009 Selects 16 Kramer Levin Attorneys and 6 Practice Areas as Some of the Best in the Legal Field Awards/Honors 
June 11, 2010 Chambers USA 2010 Recognizes Kramer Levin's Leading Practices and Lawyers Awards/Honors 
June 10, 2011 Chambers USA 2011 Recognizes Kramer Levin's Leading Practices and Lawyers Awards/Honors 
June 7, 2012 Chambers USA 2012 Recognizes Kramer Levin's Leading Practices and Lawyers Awards/Honors 
May 28, 2013 Chambers USA 2013 Recognizes Kramer Levin's Leading Practices and Lawyers Awards/Honors 
May 31, 2005 Chambers USA Recognizes Kramer Levin's Leading Practices and Business Lawyers Awards/Honors 
June 18, 2007 Chambers USA Recognizes Kramer Levin's Leading Practices and Business Lawyers Awards/Honors 
May 2003 Eckstein, Lindenbaum, Naftalis and Neveloff Selected for America's Leading Business Lawyers 2003-2004 Guide Awards/Honors 
January 4, 2012 Eckstein, Naftalis Selected as Leading Lawyers in America by Lawdragon 500 Awards/Honors 
June 4, 2012 Eight Kramer Levin Attorneys Listed as Leading Lawyers by Legal 500 US 2012 Awards/Honors 
June 18, 2013 Eight Kramer Levin Attorneys Listed as Leading Lawyers by Legal 500 US 2013 Awards/Honors 
June 13, 2002 Gary Naftalis Appointed Special Master Awards/Honors 
November 1, 2002 Gary Naftalis Honors Marvin Frankel with a Tribute in the Columbia Law Review Awards/Honors 
April 1, 2006 Gary Naftalis Named One of Law Dragon's 500 Leading Litigators Awards/Honors 
June 20, 2006 Gary Naftalis Named One of National Law Journal's 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America Awards/Honors 
April 16, 2007 Gary Naftalis Receives Robert Morgenthau Award Awards/Honors 
August 30, 2010 Gary Naftalis Selected As One of 500 Leading Lawyers in America by Lawdragon Awards/Honors 
February 24, 2011 Gary Naftalis Selected As One of Leading Lawyers in America by Lawdragon 500 Awards/Honors 
November 2, 2012 Gary Naftalis Selected As One of the Leading Lawyers in America by Lawdragon 500 Awards/Honors 
June 7, 2010 Gary Naftalis Selected by Legal 500 as One of America's 10 Best Trial Lawyers Awards/Honors 
February 24, 2011 Gary P. Naftalis Named to the Top Ten International Who's Who of Business Crime Defense Lawyers 2011 Awards/Honors 
January 30, 2014 Gary P. Naftalis Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From Benchmark Litigation Awards/Honors 
June 10, 2011 Gary P. Naftalis Wins Litigator of the Year for White Collar Criminal Defense at the Chambers USA Awards for Excellence Gala Awards/Honors 
October 27, 2009 Kramer Levin and Two Associates Honored for Helping Launch Legal Aid Criminal Defense Project Awards/Honors 
March 12, 2012 Kramer Levin Co-Chair Gary Naftalis Receives the Norman S. Ostrow Award from the New York Council of Defense Lawyers Awards/Honors 
September 27, 2010 Kramer Levin Has More "Top 10" and "Top 100” Attorneys On the 2010 New York Super Lawyers List Than Any Other Firm; Overall Firm Lands 58 Attorneys on the List Awards/Honors 
October 8, 2012 Kramer Levin Has More “Top 100” Attorneys On the 2012 New York Super Lawyers List Than Any Other Firm: Gary P. Naftalis, Chair of Firm’s Litigation Department, Receives Top Ranking Awards/Honors 
April 3, 2013 Kramer Levin is a Finalist for the Chambers USA 2013 Awards for Excellence Awards/Honors 
October 5, 2009 Kramer Levin Lands 53 Lawyers on the New York Super Lawyers List and Six in the Survey's "Top 100” - No Firm Has More "Top 100" Lawyers Awards/Honors 
September 20, 2011 Kramer Levin Lands 62 Attorneys on the 2011 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List Awards/Honors 
September 13, 2013 Kramer Levin Lands 72 Attorneys on the 2013 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List Awards/Honors 
October 26, 1999 Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel and Columbia Law School Honor Marvin E. Frankel Awards/Honors 
October 8, 2009 Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel Named to Top Tier of Litigation Firms in New York and a Leading Firm Nationally in 2010 Edition of Benchmark Litigation Awards/Honors 
April 25, 2011 Kramer Levin Named a Finalist for Chambers USA Awards for Excellence 2011 Awards/Honors 
March 11, 2009 Kramer Levin’s Gary Naftalis Honored with Law and Society Award Awards/Honors 
February 6, 2009 Kramer Levin’s Gary Naftalis Honored with Torch of Learning Award Awards/Honors 
June 11, 2010 Kramer Levin's Commercial Litigation Practice Cited by Chambers USA 2010 in its Elite Section; White Collar Practice Also Highly Ranked Awards/Honors 
April 17, 2006 Kramer Levin's Representation of Michael Eisner in Disney Shareholders Derivative Lawsuit Noted as One of NLJ's Top 10 Defense Wins in 2005 Awards/Honors 
February 24, 2011 Lawdragon Recognizes Nine Kramer Levin Attorneys Awards/Honors 
May 24, 2007 Legal 500 Litigation Rankings Recognize Kramer Levin Tax Controversy Practice and Leading Trial Lawyer Gary Naftalis Awards/Honors 
July 7, 2008 Legal 500 Names Gary Naftalis as One of the 10 Leading Trial Lawyers in America Awards/Honors 
June 7, 2010 Legal 500 U.S. 2010 Recognizes Kramer Levin's Leading Practices and Lawyers Awards/Honors 
June 2, 2011 Legal 500 U.S. 2011 Recognizes Kramer Levin's Leading Practices and Lawyers Awards/Honors 
June 8, 2009 Legal 500 US 2009 Recognizes Kramer Levin's Leading Practices and Lawyers Awards/Honors 
June 4, 2012 Legal 500 US 2012 Recognizes Kramer Levin's Leading Practices and Lawyers Awards/Honors 
June 18, 2013 Legal 500 US 2013 Recognizes Kramer Levin's Leading Practices and Lawyers Awards/Honors 
September 17, 2007 Naftalis and Mayer Named to Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers Awards/Honors 
March 25, 2013 Naftalis Named One of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America Awards/Honors 
October 17, 2008 Naftalis, Tirschwell Named to Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers Awards/Honors 
June 2, 2011 Six Kramer Levin Attorneys Listed as Leading Lawyers by Legal 500 U.S. 2011 Awards/Honors 
November 13, 2008 Six Kramer Levin Attorneys Selected as Leaders in their Field for Chambers Global 2009 Awards/Honors 
March 17, 2010 Six Kramer Levin Attorneys Selected as Leaders in their Field for Chambers Global 2010 Awards/Honors 
August 24, 2006 Six Kramer Levin Lawyers Nominated to The Lawdragon 3000 Leading Lawyers Awards/Honors 
November 2, 2005 Ten Attorneys Selected to Appear in The Best Lawyers in America Awards/Honors 
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LL.B., Columbia Law School
  • Editor, Columbia Law Review
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M.A., Brown University    
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A.B., Phi Beta Kappa, Rutgers University  
 
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New York
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U.S. Supreme Court
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U.S. Court of Appeals, Second, Third, Fifth and District of Columbia Circuits
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U.S. District Courts, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, Eastern District of Michigan
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Honorable William B. Herlands, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
    -American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
    -The Grand Jury Project, Member, Appointed by Chief Judge Kaye of the New York Court of Appeals
    -Departmental Disciplinary Committee for the First Judicial Department, Member

    Teaching

    -Lecturer in Law, Columbia Law School
    -Visiting Lecturer, Harvard Law School