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Samuel G. Kramer

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Sam Kramer is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Chicago office in the Intellectual Property and Technology practice.  He represents customers in managed services, IT procurement, complex licensing, and supply chain agreements, and is a frequent speaker on outsourcing, cloud services and blockchain.  

Mr. Kramer is Chair of the Firm's North American FinTech practice and is a member of the Firm's Global FinTech Steering Committee.  He is recognized in Chambers Global, Chambers USA, the Legal 500 USA and Who's Who Legal.  He is an adjunct faculty member in the Information Technology LLM Program at The John Marshall Law School where he has taught Cyberspace Law. 

Practice Focus

Mr. Kramer’s practice focus is on multi-jurisdictional outsourcing, MVNO, complex licensing and commercial contracting, and supply chain integration.

Professional Honors

Mr. Kramer is recognized in Chambers Global in the field of outsourcing, and in Chambers USA in the fields of Technology Law and Business Process Outsourcing. He also is recognized in The Legal 500 as a leading lawyer in technology outsourcing. In 2004, he was selected as one of the "40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch." Mr. Kramer is an adjunct faculty member at the John Marshall Law School where he has taught Cyberspace Law in the Information Technology LLM Program. He spent nine months in Baker McKenzie’s Hong Kong office as an associate in the information technology and telecoms group.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Licensing Executives Society (LES)
  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit~United States (1992)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois~United States (1991)
  • Illinois~United States (1991)


  • Northwestern University School of Law (J.D.) (1991)
  • University College London (Philosophy) (1988)
  • Oberlin College (B.A. High Honors) (1986)


  • English
  • Hebrew

Previous Offices

  • Hong Kong

Author, "Outsourcing under the Obama Administration," Global Services, 2 December 2008

Presenter/author, Really Fine Print: Making Enforceable Terms and Conditions on a Small Screen. Informa Off-Deck Mobile. Boston, MA, 4 December 2008

Presenter/author, Green Sourcing: New Risks and Opportunities. Global Outsourcing. New York, NY, 22 April 2008