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Daniel J. Kramer

Daniel J. Kramer

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Co-Head of the Securities Litigation & Enforcement Group
New York, NY, USA


Co-chair of the Securities Litigation and Enforcement Group at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, Daniel J. Kramer is a leading trial lawyer and litigator.  Called “one of the stars of his generation” by Chambers USA and a “quiet giant” by Lawdragon, Dan has handled complex litigations for some of the world’s largest companies and has significant experience representing boards of directors on corporate governance issues and special committees in internal investigations.  Recent matters have included representation of SAC Capital in litigation and investigations arising out of claims of insider trading; UBS in connection with the Detroit bankruptcy; Bank of America in litigations concerning its merger with Merrill Lynch; AIG in litigation with its former chairman Hank Greenberg; and Merck in litigation involving its cholesterol lowering drug Vytorin.

In 2014, Paul Weiss’ Securities Litigation and Enforcement Group was named Litigation Department of the Year by The American Lawyer, which called the practice “big, powerful and swaggering,” noting that “no other firm matched the number and magnitude of headline making securities litigation.”  Similarly, Chambers routinely ranks the Securities Litigation Department in Band 1, stating that the Group has “a truly enviable securities litigation practice,” a “dazzlingly deep bench” and “some of the most cutting-edge securities cases.”  And Legal 500 consistently gives the Group its highest rating, noting that “its excellent, wise counselors combine deep legal knowledge with a practical and business-like view.”

Mr. Kramer has been selected as a Band 1 securities lawyer in the United States by Chambers, as one of America’s leading lawyers handling “Bet the Company” litigation by Best Lawyers in America, as one of “New York’s Top 10 Lawyers” by Super Lawyers, as one of the “500 leading lawyers in America” by Lawdragon and as “one of the most influential people in corporate governance and the boardroom” by Directorship Magazine.  He is the co-editor of Corporate Internal Investigations: An International Guide (Oxford University Press) and co-author of Federal Securities Litigation: A Deskbook for the Practitioner (Data Press) and of Regulation of Market Manipulation (Matthew Bender).

PRACTICES
Corporate Governance
Financial Institutions
General Commercial Litigation
Internal Investigations
Litigation
Securities Litigation
White Collar Crime & Regulatory Defense

EDUCATION
J.D., New York University School of Law

B.A., Wesleyan University
magna cum laude

CLERKSHIP
Hon. Wilfred Feinberg, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

RECOGNITIONS
Benchmark Litigation, “Local Litigation Star: New York”

The Best Lawyers in America, “Bet-the-Company Litigation”

Chambers USA, Band 1 for Securities Litigation (Nationwide and in New York)

Directorship Magazine, “100 Most Influential People in Corporate Governance”

Lawdragon, “500 Leading Lawyers in America”

The Legal 500

Super Lawyers, “New York’s Top 10 Lawyers”

Daniel J. Kramer is associated with the following items:
Answer Book Chapters  Answer Book Chapters Laying the Groundwork for Mediation - Financial Services Mediation Answer Book (2017 Edition), Thursday, June 22, 2017
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