Jim Kramer, a partner in the San Francisco office, is Chair of the Firm's Securities Litigation, Investigations and Enforcement Group. His practice focuses on defending companies, officers and directors in shareholder class actions, derivative suits and regulatory proceedings. He is acknowledged by Chambers as a "Leader in their field" for Securities Litigation and has also been acknowledged as one of "America's Leading Litigators" by Benchmark.
Mr. Kramer has extensive experience representing companies and individuals in securities class actions, derivative actions, merger and acquisition related litigation, SEC enforcement proceedings and other complex commercial litigation. In addition, he has extensive experience representing board committees in internal investigations, including SEC and SRO-related investigations.
He regularly advises companies on corporate governance, fiduciary duty and disclosure issues. He is a frequent lecturer on issues involving securities matters and class action litigation.
Mr. Kramer is an editor for the Securities Reform Act Litigation Reporter and regularly contributes to Orrick's blog on Securities Litigation hot topics (www.SecuritiesLitigationBlog.com) and Orrick's Guide to Securities Litigation, the go-to-book now in its 25th year and available on iTunes. Mr. Kramer is past chair of the Embarcadero YMCA Board of Managers and remains active in YMCA philanthropy. In his spare time, Mr. Kramer enjoys time with his family and is a recreational long course triathlete.
The following is a sample of Mr. Kramer’s representative engagements.
Prior to joining Orrick, Mr. Kramer was a partner at Clifford Chance US LLP and Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP.
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