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, addressing interrelated business objectives, regulatory and legal requirements, and public policy.
In recent years, Andie has focused on federal administrative and legislative counseling, financial risk management and hedging procedures, international dispute resolution, proprietary trading policies, codes of conduct and controls, tax compliance and controversy, and insurance product designs. Andie provides compliance advice with respect to the Dodd-Frank rules that apply to swap dealers, major swap participants, commercial end users and financial end users. She works closely with clients to evaluate their use of financial products and the effects of these products on operations, existing contractual relationships, and regulatory and tax obligations. Andie designs, structures and defends a range of financial product transactions, including complex hedging and risk management programs.
Andie has extensive experience advising energy companies, public utilities, pipelines, generators, power marketers, wind-power companies, commodity traders, dealers and hedge funds. She has conducted workshops on negotiating energy and natural resource contracts in Malaysia, Egypt, Singapore, Gabon, Kenya, Uganda and Côte d’Ivoire.
Andie is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University School of Law where she teaches classes on the taxation of financial derivatives. She serves as head of the Firm’s Financial Products, Trading and Derivatives Group. Andie is a founding member of the Diversity Committee and previously served as founding chair of the Gender Diversity Committee. She has also served on the Firm’s Management Committee and Compensation Committee.