At Covington & Burling LLP, Amanda Kramer represents corporations and individuals in sensitive, high-stakes government investigations and enforcement actions, white collar criminal defense matters, and internal investigations. She has deep and varied experience investigating, prosecuting, and trying high-profile, complex white collar cases including matters of fraud, insider trading, money-laundering, public corruption, obstruction of justice, and cyber-crime, among other offenses. She is particularly adept at managing parallel civil and criminal enforcement proceedings.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Kramer served as Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) for more than 11 years. There, she served as a senior member of SDNY’s Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force and earlier, as Human Trafficking and Project Safe Childhood Coordinator. In addition to her other responsibilities, for the last four years of her tenure as a federal prosecutor, Ms. Kramer was entrusted with conducting trial advocacy training for all new AUSAs in the SDNY’s Criminal Division.
Ms. Kramer’s extensive litigation experience includes leading twelve federal criminal jury trials and briefing and arguing numerous appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
- Conducted confidential internal investigation concerning sexual misconduct of senior executive at Fortune 50 company
- Conducted internal investigation relating to potential FCPA violation
- Represented individual in Department of Justice investigation concerning investment fraud
- Prior significant matters include:
- United States v. Middendorf, et al.: Conducted four-week trial that resulted in convictions of the former head of KPMG’s national office and a PCAOB employee for their roles in a scheme by KPMG partners to obtain and use confidential lists of planned PCAOB inspections. Secured guilty pleas of two former KPMG national office partners and a former KPMG executive director. Managed year-long investigation conducted in parallel with SEC.
- United States v. Tanner, et al.: Conducted three-week trial that resulted in convictions of former executive of Valeant Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy company executive for honest-services wire fraud, bribery, and money laundering.
- United States v. Chow: Investigated and charged Canyon Bridge Capital Partners co-founder with insider trading. Managed investigation conducted in parallel with SEC.
- United States v. Weiner: Led prosecution of former New York congressman Anthony Weiner for sending sexually explicit communications/images to fifteen-year-old girl.
- Prosecutor of the Year, Society of Asian Federal Officers, 2016
- Top Prosecutor, Women in Federal Law Enforcement, 2015
- Named one of New York’s New Abolitionists, New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition, 2014
Fordham University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2003
- Dean’s List, 2001-2002; Fordham Urban Law Journal, 2001-2002; Lawrence J. McKay Prize; Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award; Public Service Student Award for Leadership; Best Brief, Quarterfinalist in National Moot Court Competition; Best Oralist, Best Team, and Best Brief in Cardozo/BMI Moot Court Competition; Best Oralist in I. Maurice Wormser Moot Court Competition.
New York State Bar
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York
Second Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court