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Investigations 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Daniel Kramer is well thought of for his adept advice to special committees during challenging internal investigations.

Biography

Daniel J Kramer is a leading trial lawyer and litigator. Called “one of the stars of his generation” by Chambers, and a “quiet giant” by Lawdragon, Dan routinely handles complex litigations for some of the world’s largest companies, represents boards of directors on corporate governance issues and leads special committees in internal investigations.

Dan is a senior partner in Paul Weiss’ securities litigation and enforcement group. The Group has been named Securities Litigation Department of the Year by The American LawyerThe New York Law JournalBenchmark LitigationLaw360 and US News and World ReportThe American Lawyer called the practice “big, powerful and swaggering”, noting that “no other firm matched the number and magnitude of headline making securities litigation.” Similarly, Chambers 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 The Legal 500 gives the group its highest rating, noting that “its excellent, wise counselors combine deep legal knowledge with a practical and business-like view.”

Dan also lectures and writes extensively on securities litigation, corporate governance and regulatory issues. 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).

Dan serves as a trustee of the Kenyon Review, a director of NYU Law School’s Center on Civil Justice, the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Scenic Hudson, Hudson Highlands Land Trust, Friends of Flutes Foundation and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He received the ADL’s Human Relations Award in 2016.

Dan has been selected as one of only three “Star Individual” securities lawyers by Chambers USA. Clients praise his “well-established and well-earned reputation for both ethical and intellectual integrity [that] translates into a deep and instant credibility with regulators, courts and opposing counsel, making his representation of client interests that much more effective and impactful”. They go on to say: “He’s the best all-around litigator I’ve ever observed and the counselor I would want at my side in a boardroom battle.”

The Legal 500 has recognised Dan as a “Leading Lawyer” in both securities litigation defence and financial services litigation based on his “prodigious work ethic and practical business sense” and his “world class, vast experience acting for financial services entities in litigation and agency investigations”.

Dan was also named one of America’s leading lawyers handling “Bet-the-Company” litigation, securities litigation, regulatory enforcement litigation, and commercial litigation, as well as corporate governance law by Best Lawyers in America. Clients recommend him as a “leader in his field who gives very smart and very practical advice [which] is not only right for the case, but also right for the company. He sees and appreciates the big picture.” Dan was named Best Lawyers’ “2017 Lawyer of the Year” for securities litigation and its “2016 Lawyer of the Year” for his work in the area of securities enforcement litigation.

Multiple other outlets and publications have recognised Dan as a leading trial lawyer and litigator. He was named one of New York’s “Top 10 Lawyers” by Super Lawyers, 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 MagazineBenchmark Litigation recognised him in three local star categories: securities, general commercial, and white-collar crime. In 2017, The National Law Journal named Dan a “Legal Trailblazer”.

Litigation 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Daniel Kramer ranks highly among peers thanks to his impressive trial experience, which spans a range of disputes from securities to corporate investigations.

Biography

Daniel J Kramer is a leading trial lawyer and litigator. Called “one of the stars of his generation” by Chambers, and a “quiet giant” by Lawdragon, Dan routinely handles complex litigations for some of the world's largest companies, represents boards of directors on corporate governance issues and leads special committees in internal investigations.

Dan is a senior partner in Paul Weiss' securities litigation and enforcement group. The group has been named Securities Litigation Department of the Year by The American LawyerThe New York Law JournalBenchmark LitigationLaw360 and U.S. News & World ReportThe American Lawyer called the practice “big, powerful and swaggering”, noting that “no other firm matched the number and magnitude of headline making securities litigation.” Similarly, Chambers 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.” The Legal 500 gives the group its highest rating, noting that “its excellent, wise counsellors combine deep legal knowledge with a practical and business-like view.”

Dan has been selected as one of only three “star individual” securities lawyers by Chambers USA 2018. Clients praise his “well-established and well-earned reputation for both ethical and intellectual integrity [that] translates into a deep and instant credibility with regulators, courts and opposing counsel, making his representation of client interests that much more effective and impactful.” They go on to say: “He’s the best all-around litigator I’ve ever observed and the counsellor I would want at my side in a boardroom battle.”

The Legal 500 has recognised Dan as a “leading lawyer” in both securities litigation defence and financial services litigation based on his “prodigious work ethic and practical business sense” and his “world class, vast experience acting for financial services entities in litigation and agency investigations.”

Dan was also named one of America’s leading lawyers handling “bet-the-company” litigation, securities litigation, regulatory enforcement litigation, and commercial litigation, as well as corporate governance law by Best Lawyers in America. Clients recommend him as a “leader in his field who gives very smart and very practical advice [which] is not only right for the case, but also right for the company. He sees and appreciates the big picture.” Dan was named Best Lawyers’ 2017 Lawyer of the Year for securities litigation and its 2016 Lawyer of the Year for his work in the area of securities enforcement litigation.

Multiple other outlets and publications have recognised Dan as a leading trial lawyer and litigator. He was named one of New York’s “top 10 lawyers” by Super Lawyers, 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 MagazineBenchmark Litigation recognised him in three local star categories: securities, general commercial, and white-collar crime. In 2017, The National Law Journal named Dan a “legal trailblazer”.

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