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Former Top FBI Cyber Agent Joins Lewis Brisbois

New York, New York (May 22, 2017) – Lewis Brisbois is pleased to welcome Jay Kramer to its New York office as a partner in the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice.

A former top FBI cyber agent, Kramer brings extensive operational experience that will be instrumental as the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice expands its presence on the East Coast.

“Jay has been a nationally respected leader with the FBI — from helping to create its Cyber Law Unit to developing New York’s Cyber Incident Response Team, he has seen and done everything cyber,” said Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Chair Sean Hoar. “He has calmly navigated many digital crises, has tremendous experiential wisdom, and will be a great teammate!”

As a supervisory special agent with the FBI Cyber Division, Kramer managed an extensive docket of criminal investigations, including matters such as hactivist activity, denial of service attacks, business email compromises, ransomware attacks, extortions, spear-phishing campaigns, and insider exfiltration of data.

In the FBI’s New York office, Kramer also helped develop and staff the new Cyber Incident Response Team, a rotating group of agents and professional staff who evaluate and respond to both local cyber incidents and those affecting multiple jurisdictions.

“Jay’s experience gives him a comprehensive understanding of the ever-shifting cyber threat landscape and the ability to formulate an effective response to a host of data breach and cyber intrusion incidents, making him invaluable to clients looking to strengthen their privacy and security practices. I’m very excited to have Jay join us in New York,” said New York Managing Partner Gregory S. Katz.

As a founding member of the FBI Cyber Law Unit, Kramer helped investigative teams tackle complex issues of law and policy nationwide. He also served as longtime counsel at the FBI, helping to develop executive training 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, Kramer served on several interagency working groups, most recently as the FBI representative on the multi-agency effort to create a National Cyber Incident Response Plan, which was adopted in January and now serves as the framework for a national approach to cybersecurity.

“For many years, our mission at the FBI has been very clear: to protect the American public from violations of federal law and threats to national security. As I move into private practice, my new mission is to leverage many years of legal and operational experience to help my clients address a rapidly growing threat landscape,” Kramer said. “I am excited to join the national network of skilled litigators and professional staff at Lewis Brisbois and to align for my clients the highest quality legal services to accomplish that mission.”

About Lewis Brisbois:

Established in 1979, Lewis Brisbois is a national, full-service law firm with more than 1,100 attorneys and offices in 41 cities and 26 states. Our national practice is sophisticated, multi-faceted, and well-versed in current legal trends, while our individual state practices provide vast resources and knowledge of procedural and legal nuances.

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