How They Won It: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Law360, New York (June 15, 2011, 8:02 PM EDT) -- The odds were against R. Craig Brubaker as he faced a jury in a New York federal court this spring. The Deutsche Bank AG employee and four co-defendants were accused of selling illegal tax shelters to wealthy clients in an alleged plot that created billions of dollars of fake tax losses.

Brubaker's personal story — that he was assured time and time again by lawyers, accountants and financial advisers that the transactions were legal — could easily have gotten lost in the mix, with five separate...
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