Andie Kramer is widely regarded as a foremost authority on regulatory, tax, commercial, and governance matters that arise for individuals and businesses in trading environments. Her clients include multinational corporations, financial service firms, exchanges and trading platforms, hedge funds, energy companies, insurance companies, family offices, and businesses in all stages of their life cycle. Clients typically seek advice with securities, commodities, derivatives, digital assets, energy (production and distribution), renewables, ESG (environmental, social, and governance) matters, nontraditional assets, and emerging asset classes of all types.
Widely respected for her multidisciplinary knowledge, Andie is highly regarded for her skill in legal issues arising from different types of markets, products, and participants. She is a trusted advisor who provides comprehensive advice to clients so they can navigate complexities that arise from the intersection of multiple asset classes, commercial realities, and ESG matters. Before founding ASKramer Law, Andie spent 30 years at McDermott Will & Emery, where she established and led the Financial Products, Trading, and Derivatives Group.
Andie is the coauthor of Financial Products: Taxation, Regulation, and Design, the two-volume authoritative treatise widely used by market participants, advisors, and regulators. Since 2009, she has been included in the ranking by Chambers USA and Legal 500, the leading independent legal ranking firms. Andie was also named by the National Law Journal as one of the “50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America” for “demonstrated power to change the legal landscape, shape public affairs, launch industries, and do big things.” The National Law Review recognized Andie as a “Go-to Thought Leader” in virtual currencies and J.D. Supra readers voted her a “Top Author” in cryptocurrency taxation. Additionally, she is qualified by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as a tax expert witness. Andie was selected by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and the Chicago Lawyer as an “Inaugural Women in Law Honoree”; by Crain’s Custom Media for the “Chicago Notable Women Lawyers” list; named by Women in Law Business Guide as one of the leading tax practitioners; and honored as one of the “Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago” by Crain’s.
Andie is also known for her longstanding work addressing and dismantling workplace gender discrimination. She served as a member of the Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Board for the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism and was coauthor of What You Need to Know about Negotiating Compensation, a 2013 guide published by the American Bar Association. With her husband, Al Harris, she has written two award-winning books, Breaking Through Bias: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work (2d edition) and It’s Not You, It’s the Workplace: Women’s Conflict at Work and the Bias That Built It. Their forthcoming book, Beyond Bias: The PATH to End Gender Inequality at Work, will be released in May 2023.