Jeffrey Cramer is a Senior Managing Director and head of Kroll’s Chicago office. Jeff joined Kroll in October 2009 following a distinguished career as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division (2000 - 2009). While at the U.S. Attorney’s office, he served as Senior Litigation Counsel where he was responsible for trial strategy and jury arguments in all criminal trials. Jeff has investigated a broad range of cases, including corporate fraud, organized crime, money laundering, RICO, foreign terrorist organizations, public corruption, securities fraud, and regulatory and export violations.
A 13-year veteran of the criminal justice system, Jeff began his career as a prosecutor in New York City from 1993 – 1997. In this capacity, he prosecuted federal and state trials, leading complex investigations into violent and white collar crimes including homicides, public corruption, fraud and money laundering. After his tenure in New York, Jeff worked for three years at a major international law firm where he gained experience in litigation and real estate.
Jeff has been an adjunct professor at laws schools in New York, Boston, and Chicago. Jeff has lectured on fraud investigations and related topics at the FBI Academy, and to agents/attorneys at the Securities and Exchange Commission, Secret Service, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Homeland Security, and local law enforcement and bar groups. Over the course of his career, he has earned commendations from the Director of the FBI, the Inspector General for HHS, and the United States Secret Service. He has led cases that were awarded the Federal Law Enforcement Investigation of the Year and National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association Investigation of the Year. Jeff has also received numerous awards from the Department of Justice, including the Director’s Award for Superior Performance by a Litigative Team, as well as the HHS Inspector General Integrity Award and the HHS Award for Excellence. Jeff was appointed a Special State’s Attorney for the prosecution of Drew Peterson. Peterson, a former police officer, was convicted of killing his wife.