Alston & Bird has boosted its litigation capabilities with the addition of Jenny Kramer as partner in the firm’s New York office. Kramer arrives from Norton Rose Fulbright U.S. LLP.
“Jenny is a standout legal strategist who excels in defending institutional and individual clients in government investigations and civil and criminal enforcement actions,” said Bill Jordan, Alston & Bird partner and co-head of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice Group. “An accomplished trial lawyer, she is no stranger to high-profile, sophisticated cases and is a winner whose experience will serve our clients exceptionally well.”
Kramer’s experience includes a broad array of cases focusing on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, regulatory enforcement, and complex commercial litigation. She recently made headlines as part of the defense team representing U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez against government charges of bribery and corruption, which were ultimately dismissed following a three-month trial that resulted in a hung jury. Kramer also made news by winning a unanimous decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit overturning a lower court ruling and vacating a decision to unseal the identity of client “John Doe” in the so-called Bridgegate scandal in New Jersey.
Before entering private practice, Kramer served for nine years in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey. As an assistant U.S. attorney, 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. She worked closely with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on joint investigations yielding both administrative and criminal penalties. Additionally, she successfully tried to verdict numerous cases involving charges of conspiracy, fraud, and obstruction of justice. Kramer also served as Acting Deputy Chief and Acting Chief of the office’s General Crimes Unit.
“Jenny is a superb attorney who expertly handles high-end white collar defense work and internal investigations and couples that with her deep understanding of federal enforcement priorities,” said Jamie Hutchinson, partner in charge of Alston & Bird’s New York office. “With her combination of blue-chip private practice and government experience, Jenny just made our strong New York team even stronger as we continue to add exceptional talent in a number of key areas where we see high client demand.”
Kramer’s arrival continues the significant growth of Alston & Bird’s New York office, which has added 12 new partners in the past year and a half, including most recently a five-member finance team from Andrews Kurth Kenyon led by partners David Hoyt, Kenneth Rothenberg, and Russell Chiappetta. Other recent joiners are financial advisor partner Stuart Rogers, debt finance partner Paul Hespel, intellectual property partner Paul Tanck, bankruptcy and financial restructuring partners Gerard Catalanello and James Vincequerra, litigation partners Adam Kaiser and John Aerni, and investment management partner Michael Saarinen.