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Gary P. Naftalis


Firm Co-chairman; Co-chair, Litigation

Phone: 212.715.9253 Fax: 212.715.9238 New York
Date Title Type
Summer 2002 Encouraging Individual Cooperation in SEC Enforcement Investigations Article 
February 28, 2011 'Forum Selection’ or ‘Forum Shopping’: Framing the Divide Article 
December 19, 2002 Fugitive Disentitlement in Civil Forfeiture Proceedings Article 
August 1, 2016 Funds Talk: August 2016 Newsletter 
July 2, 2008 Gary Naftalis Comments on Dismissal of Claims Against Client Kenneth Langone Media Mentions 
November 17, 2008 Gary P. Naftalis and Sons Profiled in AmLaw Litigation Daily Media Mentions 
August 6, 2009 Gary P. Naftalis Profiled in Lawdragon Media Mentions 
June 28, 2017 In Split 5-to-5 Decision, En Banc D.C. Circuit Denies Petition for Review in Lucia v. SEC Client Alert/Update 
December 5, 2013 Intellectual Property & Litigation Alert: Forum Selection Clauses - Now the Supreme Court Has Spoken Client Alert/Update 
April 17, 2012 Law360, Am Law Litigation Daily Spotlight Kramer Levin Win for Client Sirius XM in “Howard Stern” Lawsuit Media Mentions 
February 27, 2009 Naftalis Comments on Possible Morgenthau Decision Not to Seek Reelection Media Mentions 
April 13, 2006 Naftalis Interviewed by Sky Radio Media Mentions 
June 9, 2006 Naftalis Quoted in Article on Delaware Supreme Court Disney Dismissal Ruling Media Mentions 
January 5, 2006 Naftalis Quoted in Washington Post Article on Accounting Fraud Penalties Media Mentions 
August 24, 2006 Naftalis Quoted in WSJ on Quattrone Deferred Prosecution Media Mentions 
February 26, 2009 Naftalis Torch of Learning Honor Noted in New York Law Journal Media Mentions 
August 8, 2011 Naftalis Win for Rajat Gupta Profiled in Am Law Litigation Daily Media Mentions 
August 9, 2011 Naftalis Win for Rajat Gupta Profiled in Thomson Reuters News & Insight Media Mentions 
November 22, 2016 New York Law Journal: NY Has Jurisdiction Over Saudi Businessman's Suit Against Swiss Bank, Court Says Media Mentions 
October 27, 2011 Profile: A Litigator Known as Columbo With a Law Degree Profile 
October 26, 2011 Profile: Gary P. Naftalis Profile 
January 3, 2006 Profile: Heavy-Lifting Lawyers Profile 
November 3, 2014 Profile: Interview with Gary P. Naftalis Profile 
November 23, 2010 Profile: Legal BisNow: Gary Naftalis Profile 
May 19, 2016 Profile: Litigator of the Week: Gary Naftalis of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel Media Mentions 
October 5, 2010 Profile: The Ultimate Lawyer-Statesman Profile 
September 8, 2008 Profile: War Stories Profile 
April 2, 2001 Putting Defenders on the Defense Media Mentions 
July 20, 2016 SEC Approves Amendments to Rules of Practice, Making Welcome but Incremental Changes to Enforcement Procedures Client Alert/Update 
February 10, 2009 Securities Enforcement Alert: SEC Restores Corporate Penalty Negotiation Powers to Staff Client Alert/Update 
May 18, 2015 Securities Litigation Alert: SEC Enforcement Division Issues Guidance on Use of Administrative or District Court Forum Client Alert/Update 
July 5, 2017 Supreme Court to Determine State Court Jurisdiction of Class Actions Under Securities Act of 1933 Client Alert/Update 
January 10, 2017 Tenth Circuit Decision Creates Split as to Constitutionality of SEC's Administrative Law Judge Appointment Procedure Client Alert/Update 
August 12, 2015 The American Lawyer: Who's Leading the Charge Against the SEC's In-House Courts? Media Mentions 
November 2002 The Usual Suspects Media Mentions 
March 2004 Uncharted Waters: Kramer Levin's Gary Naftalis on Corporate Internal Investigations Media Mentions 
February 21, 2017 Venue, Forum Selection and Transfer Article 
LL.B., Columbia Law School
  • Editor, Columbia Law Review
M.A., Brown University    
A.B., Phi Beta Kappa, Rutgers University  
New York, 1967
Honorable William B. Herlands U.S.D.C., Southern District of New York
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S.C.A., 1st Circuit
U.S.C.A., 2nd Circuit
U.S.C.A., 3rd Circuit
U.S.C.A., 5th Circuit
U.S.C.A., D.C. Circuit
U.S.D.C., Eastern District of New York
U.S.D.C., Southern District of New York
U.S.D.C., Eastern District of Michigan
    -NYSBA’s Empire State Counsel honor (2015)
    -American College of Trial Lawyers, fellow
    -Pope Benedict XVI Benemerenti Medal
    -New York Lawyers for the Public Interest Law and Society Award (2009)
    -Police Athletic League Robert M. Morgenthau Award for the Legal Profession (2007)
    -American Friends of the Hebrew University George A. Katz Torch of Learning Award (2009)
    -Citizens Union of the City of New York Robert F. Wagner Jr. Award (2011)
    -Jewish Theological Seminary Judge Simon H. Rifkind Award (2015)
    -The Fund for Modern Courts John J. McCloy Memorial Award (2015)
    -The Inner-City Scholarship Fund, Saint Thomas More Award (2016)
    -Milton Gould Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy, Office of the Appellate Defender (2015)
    -New York Council of Defense Lawyers Norman Ostrow Award (2012)
    -Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC’s Benchmark Litigation (2008-2017)
    -Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC’s Benchmark Litigation Lifetime Achievement Award (2014)
    -Woodward/White Inc.’s Best Lawyers in America (1993-2018), Bet-the-Company Litigation, White Collar Criminal Defense, Regulatory Enforcement, Securities Litigation and Commercial Litigation
    -Law Business Research Limited, Who's Who Legal, One of the World’s Leading Business Crime Defense (2014-2017) and Investigations (2016, 2017) Lawyers, and Thought Leader (2017)
    -Chambers and Partners’ Chambers Global Leading Lawyer (2006-2017)
    -Chambers and Partners’ Chambers USA Award for Excellence in White Collar Crime and Government Investigations (2011)
    -Chambers and Partners’ Chambers USA Leading Lawyer (2003-2017)
    -Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyer (2006-2017)
    -Lawdragon 500 Legend (2016)
    -Lawdragon 500 Hall of Fame (2017)
    -Legalease’s Legal 500 “10 Leading Trial Lawyers in the United States” (2007-2017)
    -Legalease’s Legal 500 Hall of Fame (2017)
    -The National Law Journal, 2015 White Collar Trailblazer
    -The National Law Journal “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America” (2006, 2013)
    -Thomson Reuters’ New York Super Lawyers, Top 10 Lawyers (2007-2016), ranked No. 1 in 2008, 2012, 2015 and 2016 and No. 2 in 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2014
    -New York Law Journal, Lifetime Achievement Award (2017)
    -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