Jake Kramer serves clients in all phases of antitrust and complex litigation, from initial case evaluation through trial and appeal. He provides thoughtful and pragmatic counseling to help clients evaluate risk and navigate antitrust issues arising from distribution networks, patent licensing and enforcement, sham litigation, and myriad other business transactions and situations. Jake is committed to helping clients, judges and juries better understand and evaluate complex issues, including in cases involving monopolization, tying, vertical distribution restrictions, patent misuse, price discrimination, price fixing, monopsony and group boycotts.
Jake has particular insight into challenges facing companies that adopt a “razors and razor blades” business model, which can result in disputes with distributors or independent service organizations that offer competing aftermarket goods and services. He advises clients on issues relating to aftermarkets, including forward-thinking and proactive strategies for securing aftermarket revenues, minimizing antitrust risk and avoiding litigation. If litigation is unavoidable, he has vast experience trying cases and otherwise defending his clients’ business interests.
In addition, Jake is a seasoned trial lawyer who serves clients in complex litigation in many areas. He has worked on cases involving regulatory challenges under the Administrative Procedure Act, qui tam whistleblower claims, fraudulent transfer and alter ego claims, and post-merger disputes. As with his antitrust practice, he works hard to distill and simplify complex legal issues for clients and courts.
Reflecting his deep commitment to delivering superior client service, Jake has been honored as a “Client Service All-Star” by BTI Consulting Group, a recognition available only to a select group of attorneys nominated by their clients.