James N. Kramer leads Orrick's Securities Litigation Practice. Jim is in his 30th year of practice defending companies, officers and directors in shareholder class actions, derivative suits, RICO cases and regulatory proceedings. He also has extensive experience in leading internal investigations.
Jim 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 Litigation. Benchmark has also recognized Jim in their securities rankings as a “California State Litigation Star”, a “San Francisco Litigation Star”, and in their “Practice Area Rankings California”.
Jim has extensive experience representing companies and individuals in securities class actions, derivative actions, RICO actions, merger and acquisition related litigation, governmental 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.
Jim 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.