Jenny Kramer is an experienced trial lawyer in the firm’s New York office whose practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, complex commercial litigation, and regulatory enforcement.
Ms. Kramer recently successfully argued before the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on behalf of her client, John Doe, in North Jersey Media Group, et al. v. United States of America et al. Reversing the District Court’s order, the Third Circuit panel unanimously ruled that a letter, which named John Doe on a list of alleged unindicted co-conspirators in connection with the “Bridgegate” scandal, was part of routine discovery, and was therefore not subject to any First Amendment or common law right of public access. The decision of the Third Circuit in reversing the finding of the District Court prevented disclosure of material highly prejudicial to Ms. Kramer’s client.
Prior to joining Chadbourne, Ms. Kramer served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of New Jersey. During her more than nine years in that capacity, she conducted and prosecuted large-scale, complex financial fraud investigations, including market manipulation and investment schemes, securities, corporate, mail and wire fraud, and insider trading. During her time with the US Attorney’s Office, Ms. Kramer worked closely with the US Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with joint investigations yielding both administrative and criminal penalties. In addition, Ms. Kramer successfully tried numerous cases to verdict, involving charges of conspiracy, fraud, obstruction of justice, public corruption, and violations of the Federal Election Campaign Act. From 2011–2012, Ms. Kramer was the Acting Deputy Chief and, later, Acting Chief of the General Crimes Unit. In that capacity, she supervised new Assistant US Attorneys in connection with all aspects of criminal cases, from inception to final disposition, and provided guidance on investigative and prosecutorial strategy.
Prior to joining the US Attorney’s Office, Ms. Kramer was with a US law firm from 2001–2005, where her responsibilities included representing clients in complex commercial, criminal and securities litigation. During her time there, Ms. Kramer participated in a trial which involved the representation of three individuals accused of committing civil RICO violations, which culminated in a successful no-cause verdict. In addition, Ms. Kramer tried cases involving breach of contract claims and prepared for and took numerous depositions.
- Assistant United States Attorney, Criminal Division, United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, 2005–2015