Andrea (Andie) S. Kramer has a sophisticated and unique multi-disciplinary legal practice that covers all aspects of financial transactions and derivatives, with a focus on taxation, regulation, contract design, trading operations and documentation. Andie helps clients successfully resolve difficult legal situations, including federal and state regulatory matters, adversarial proceedings, and tax planning and compliance issues, while addressing interrelated business objectives, regulatory and legal requirements, and public policy.

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  • Advises an electricity generator on the development and construction of a 550 kV electric power transmission line, including advice with respect to federal and state tax, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulatory requirements, and contractual agreements
  • Advises high-net-worth individuals and family offices with respect to tax, documentation and regulation of derivative transactions, including options, qualified covered calls, collars, swaps and forward contracts
  • Advises various utility, refinery and generator clients with respect to physical commodity and derivatives compliance with Dodd-Frank implementation, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) rules and regulations, and federal tax compliance

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  • Crain’s Chicago Business, One of the Five Chicagoans Best at Mentoring Women, 2017
  • Crain’s Custom Media, One of the Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago, 2017
  • Chambers USA, 2009-2019, Tax

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  • Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board, board member
  • National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)
  • Women’ Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI)

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Northwestern University School of Law, JD, cum laude, 1978
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BA, summa cum laude, 1975


US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
US Tax Court
US Court of Federal Claims

Andrea S. Kramer

Insights & Events / Media

Chicago, IL / McDermott Event / October 17, 2019

Harvard Business Review / September 9, 2019

Kopitiam Bot / January 29, 2018

Harvard Business Review / June 15, 2016

Thomson Reuters Legal Executives Institute / April 28, 2016

Thomson Reuters Legal Executives Institute / January 27, 2016

Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute / January 13, 2016

Women Lawyers Journal Vol. 100, No. 3 / September 2015