Jay Kramer


  • location icon New York, NY
    77 Water Street
    New York, NY 10005

Jay Kramer is a partner in the New York office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the firm’s Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice. Jay has extensive operational experience in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Cyber Division, and has held leadership positions in the FBI’s offices in both Washington, D.C. and New York. As a Special Counsel for the FBI in its Office of General Counsel (OGC), Jay was a founding member of its Cyber Law Unit where he helped investigative teams tackle complex issues of law and policy nationwide. Upon his return to the FBI’s New York office, Jay led its primary criminal cyber intrusion squad, and helped develop and staff its new Cyber Incident Response Team (CIRT). Jay brings to the firm a comprehensive understanding of the ever-shifting cyber threat landscape, as well as significant experience in formulating an effective response to a host of data breach and cyber intrusion incidents.

Serving as long time Counsel at the FBI, Jay has developed executive training programs on federal law and policy, and on the acquisition and use of digital evidence and electronic data. A frequent speaker on cybersecurity, information sharing, and public-private partnerships, Jay has served on several interagency working groups, most recently as the FBI representative to the multi-agency effort to create a National Cyber Incident Response Plan (NCIRP). The NCIRP was adopted on January 18, 2017, and now serves as the national framework for a whole-of-nation approach to cybersecurity.

Professional Presentations

Keynote Speaker            

  • Columbia University, Digital Financial Services and Emerging Payments Summit
  • General Counsel Institute, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Forum, New York, NY
  • ALM Mid-Year Cybersecurity and Data Protection Legal Summit, New York, NY
  • Citibank Annual Financial Crimes and Security Summit, New York, NY
  • Aon, Conference on Cyber Risk, New York, NY
  • Morgan Stanley, NA and EMEA Cybersecurity Forum, Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats, New York, NY
  • US Department of Health and Human Service, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Annual Meeting
  • FBI Symposium on Cybersecurity, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 
  • FBI/USSS Ransomware Awareness Summit, New York, NY
  • Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists, E-Discovery Conference and Exhibition, New York, NY
  • New York Power Conference, New York, NY
  • Acorda Healthcare Annual Meeting, Ardsley, NY
  • NYU Langone, NY County Healthcare Resilience Coalition, Recovery and Resilience Seminar, New York, NY
  • Heath Impact East 2016, New York, NY
  • CIO Council, Cyber Threat and Cybersecurity Forum, Melville, NY
  • Fordham University, Pa’lante VI: Alzando Nuestra Voz, New York, NY
  • Wolters Kluwer, Annual Conference on Internal Controls and Security, New York, NY
  • International Legal Attaché Conference, Silk Road and Darknet Markets, Salzburg, Austria
  • Bank of America/FS-ISAC, Update on PPD-41 and NCIRP
  • United States Travel Association, Secure Tourism Summit, New York, NY
  • First Republic Bank, Annual Leadership Meeting, New York, NY
  • Downstate Hospital, You Are a Target, Threat Brief on Cybersecurity, Brooklyn, NY


  • New York State Bar Association, Annual Conference, New York, NY
  • Federal Reserve Board, Cybersecurity Threats to Community Bankers, New York, NY
  • Cardozo Law School, Journal of Law and Cyber Warfare, Cyber Hacking and the Law, New York, NY
  • AIG/Weil Gotshal, Cyber Threat Briefing for Underwriters, New York, NY
  • Today’s General Counsel Institute, Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) and Privacy, New York, NY
  • IBM IT Services Legal Summit, Security Incident Response, New York, NY
  • Health Care Association of New York State, Emerging Threats to the Health Care Sector, New York, NY
  • Independent Bankers Association of NYS, Threats to the Financial Sector, West Point, NY
  • Patterson Belknap, Conducting Post Breach Investigation, New York, NY
  • CDS Legal/Corporate Counsel Conference, Yale Club, New York, NY


New York

New Jersey


  • GISP: GIAC Information Security Professional Certification
  • Current United States Intelligence Community (USIC) Top Secret/SCI Clearance
  • Federal Law Enforcement Officers’ Association
  • Federal Bar Council, New York, NY

Awards & Honors

  • FBI Director’s High Impact Leadership Award, 2015, 2016
  • New York Nominee for FBI Director’s Award, U.S. Attorney’s Award: 2014, 2015
  • Executive Office for the United States Attorney, Award for Outstanding Criminal Investigation, 2000
  • New Jersey Law Enforcement Foundation, Investigation of the Year, 2000


Brooklyn Law School

Juris Doctor, 1993

Pennsylvania State University

Bachelor of Arts, Communications, 1989

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