Samuel G. Kramer

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, with a focus on the financial services industry.  He 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. 

Practice Focus

Mr. Kramer focuses on multi-jurisdictional outsourcing, complex IT licensing and commercial contracting, supply chain integration and FinTech. 

Professional Honors

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

  • 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,“FinTech United States” in Getting the Deal Through Law Business Research (2019) (with Matthew Kluchenek

Author,“Technology U.S.” in In-House Lawyer The Legal 500 (2019)

Author, "The Challenge of Authenticity: Blockchain in the Supply Chain" Journal of Supply Chain Management, Logistics and Procurement. Vol. 1, No. 3, 1–7 Winter 2018–19

Author, "Collateral Damage: Cryptocurrency and Security Interests."  Best Lawyers October 1, 2018

Author, "Cryptocurrency Regulation in the Crosshairs."  Bloomberg Law: Tech & Telecom News June 22, 2018 (with Matthew Kluchenek and Patrick Dennien)