- US District Court for the Central, Southern, Northern and Eastern Districts of California and Northern District of Illinois
- US Court of Appeals for the Seventh, Ninth and Federal Circuits
- United States Supreme Court
Mr. Kramer is a partner in the Business Trial practice group in the firm's Los Angeles office.
Areas of Practice
Mr. Kramer focuses his practice on civil litigation, primarily complex business and securities litigation, government investigations and enforcement actions, and white-collar criminal defense. He has handled a variety of civil litigation, including class actions, derivative cases, securities, banking, commercial, contract, environmental, accountant’s liability, RICO, ERISA, tax, and other complex litigation. He has represented clients in Justice Department investigations, SEC investigations and enforcement proceedings, and investigations by various federal, state, and local government departments and agencies. He has tried a significant number of civil and criminal cases as well as administrative proceedings. Mr. Kramer also is experienced in alternative dispute resolution having handled numerous mediations encompassing a variety of issues. In 2015, he completed Mediating the Litigation Case, a sophisticated six-day program for experienced litigators, in-house counsel, judges and other practitioners, at Pepperdine University School of Law’s prestigious Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.
Prior to entering private practice, Steven was an Assistant United States Attorney with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California and a member of the Fraud and Special Prosecutions Unit. While at the US Attorney’s Office, he served as an instructor at the advanced criminal trial course given by the Department of Justice, Trial Advocacy Institute in Washington, DC. Steven also served as a trial attorney with the Division of Enforcement of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. At the SEC, he handled a number of civil and administrative proceedings, involving violations of the federal securities laws by public and privately held companies, broker/dealers, investment advisers, investment companies, and accounting firms.
- Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers, 2015
- Best Lawyer in America, Best Lawyers, 2012-2015
- "Federal Statutes of Limitations for EB-5 Securities Claims," EB-5 Diligence, May 13, 2015
Corporate & Securities Law Blog Posts
- "U.S. Supreme Court Decision Gives More Latitude to Defeat Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuits Prior to Class Certification," June 25, 2014
- "United States Supreme Court Holds that Class Action Securities Fraud Plaintiffs Need Not Prove the Materiality of the Alleged False Statements or Omissions to Support Certification of a Class, Resolving Circuit Split," March 7, 2013
- EB5 Diligence, March 2, 2015
- Law360, October 14, 2011
- Law360, June 4, 2009