Human Resource Executive Magazine Names Four Kramer Levin Partners to 2013 List of Most Powerful Employment Attorneys

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Firm Receives Top Rankings for Fifth Consecutive Year

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP announced today that Kevin B. Leblang, Theodore (Ted) Ruthizer, Mark D. Koestler and Matthew S. Dunn, all partners in the firm’s Business Immigration Group and Employment Law Department, have once again been ranked in Human Resource Executive magazine’s annual list of the Most Powerful Employment Attorneys for 2013. The listings appeared in the magazine’s June 12 issue and mark the fifth consecutive year that Kevin Leblang and Ted Ruthizer were ranked and the third consecutive year Mark Koestler and Matthew Dunn were ranked.

Kevin Leblang is named in the list’s 100 most powerful employment lawyers. He serves as chair of the firm’s Employment Law Department and provides counsel to 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.

Ted 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.

Mark 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. He 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.

Matthew 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. He is a past chair of AILA NY and was also a member of the AILA national’s governing board of directors.

About Kramer Levin’s Business Immigration Group:
Kramer Levin’s Business Immigration Group advises clients in all phases of the hiring and transfer of foreign nationals—executives, managers, professionals, investors, and performing artists—to the U.S, as well as individuals, who, because of their extraordinary ability in their fields or because of their substantial investments in the United States, do not require corporate sponsorship to immigrate. Kramer Levin counsel’s clients on the best short- and long-term visa strategies for their specific needs and advises on a wide range of business immigration matters, including H-1B specialty occupation matters, treaty investor visas, intracompany transferee status, and other types of nonimmigrant and permanent residence strategies.

About Kramer Levin’s Employment Law Department:
Kramer Levin’s Employment Law Department takes a pragmatic approach to complex issues facing today’s employers. The firm provides counsel that is rooted in a thorough understanding, not just of employment law, but also of the business issues clients face by seeing beyond the possible outcomes to the potential implications of those outcomes. Members of the Employment Law Department regularly advise clients on a range of employment matters including discrimination and harassment litigation, compensation disputes and claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act, contract negotiations and litigations, whistle-blowing and retaliation claims, restrictive covenants and protection of confidential information.

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP is a premier, full-service law firm with offices in New York, Silicon Valley and Paris. Firm lawyers are leading practitioners in their respective fields. The firm represents Global 1000 and emerging growth companies, institutions and individuals, across a broad range of industries. For more information, please visit

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