Andrea S. Kramer

Partner, Chicago at McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Andrea S. Kramer

Andrea S. Kramer

Partner, Chicago at McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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Andrea (Andie) S. Kramer has a sophisticated and unique multi-disciplinary legal practice that covers all aspects of financial transaction, derivatives, and cryptocurrency, 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.



In recent years, Andie has focused on federal administrative and legislative counseling, financial risk management and hedging procedures, cryptocurrency, proprietary trading policies, codes of conduct and controls, tax compliance and controversy, and insurance product designs. Andie provides compliance advice with respect to the rules that apply to swap dealers, major swap participants, commercial end users, and financial end users. She works closely with a wide range of market participants to evaluate their use of financial products and cryptocurrency and their effects on their 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 is a major contributor to the tax literature on cryptocurrency taxation and reporting obligations for US and international users and transactions, including personal use transactions, miners, stakers, lenders, straddles and mixed straddles, section 1256 contract treatment, wash sales, tax basis, treatment as commodities or securities for tax purposes, and the legal effect of IRS pronouncements with respect to cryptocurrency.

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 served as an adjunct professor at Northwestern University School of Law where she taught classes on the taxation of financial derivatives. 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.

Andie is the author of the three volume treatise, Financial Products: Taxation, Regulations, and Design (3rd Edition with 2020 supplement).

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Partner, Chicago at McDermott Will & Emery LLP
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Partner, Chicago
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McDermott Will & Emery LLP provides legal services. The company's practices include corporate, employee benefits, health law, intellectual property, private clients, regulation and government affairs, tax and trial. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in London, GB.

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Chairman-Gender Diversity Sub-Committee
Current

McDermott Will & Emery LLP provides legal services. The company's practices include corporate, employee benefits, health law, intellectual property, private clients, regulation and government affairs, tax and trial. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in London, GB.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior - 2018

THE MISSION OF THE DANIEL MURPHY SCHOLARSHIP FUND IS TO GIVE HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE AND EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT TO CHICAGO STUDENTS FROM ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUNDS. THE FUND SEEKS TO MAKE A LIFE-ALTERING DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF ITS SCHOLARS BY PROVIDING THEM WITH THE BEST OPPORTUNITY TO SUCCEED IN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE.

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$1,800
2020

Representative from Illinois's 9th Congressional District

$250
2019

Representative from Illinois's 9th Congressional District

$700
2019

Representative from Illinois's 9th Congressional District

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