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Investigative Expert Jeffrey H. Cramer Joins BRG's Global Investigations + Strategic Intelligence Practice

June 28, 2016

BRG announced today that Jeffrey H. Cramer has joined as a managing director in the firm’s Global Investigations + Strategic Intelligence practice, based in Chicago.

“We are delighted to welcome Jeff to BRG,” said BRG Chairman and Principal Executive Officer David J. Teece. “He is a highly regarded investigations expert who will be a tremendous asset to the global investigations team.”

Cramer has more than 20 years of experience in corporate investigations, fraud detection, due diligence, and regulatory issues. His consulting practice spans matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, embezzlement, fraud, cyber breaches, proxy fights, security, corporate governance, and background investigations.

Cramer was previously a senior managing director and head of the Chicago office of a large international investigative company, at which he oversaw multijurisdictional cases. In connection with his management of investigations and business intelligence assignments, Cramer built multidisciplinary teams comprising former prosecutors, investigators, technology experts, financial and data analytics experts, and forensic accountants. He routinely serves as a trusted advisor to corporations, including financial institutions, as well as audit committees, boards of directors, government agencies, and outside counsel. He has been appointed as a special prosecutor and assisted a special prosecutor on several high-profile investigations.

“I am excited to have Jeff Cramer, one of the most respected investigative professionals in the industry, as an integral part of our practice. Jeff has an outstanding reputation with clients and the government, and our exceptional platform will enable him to continue solving his clients’ most important business issues,” said Allen D. Applbaum, the global leader of BRG’s Global Investigations + Strategic Intelligence practice. “Jeff’s expertise in investigations and governance will be an asset to our clients around the world.”

Previously, Cramer was an Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois, where he served as Senior Litigation Counsel and was responsible for trial strategy and jury arguments in all criminal trials. He led sensitive and high-profile law enforcement investigations of international money laundering, securities fraud, bank fraud, racketeering, extortion, organized crime, public and police corruption, drug trafficking, identity theft and credit card fraud, foreign terrorist organizations, and regulatory export violations. His investigative work earned him the Department of Justice Director’s Award for Superior Performance, as well as awards and honors from law enforcement and citizen organizations. As an AUSA, Cramer taught U.S. federal prosecutors at the Department of Justice training center. He has also lectured to foreign judges, prosecutors and lawyers on topics including fraud, money laundering, corruptions, and trial tactics in Moscow, Budapest, Mexico City, Jakarta, Beijing, and other foreign jurisdictions.

“BRG offers a unique opportunity to conduct multidisciplinary investigations that are tailored and efficient, and that deliver significant value to clients,” said Cramer. “The firm has the depth and agility to assemble seasoned professionals with a wide array of specific skills to tackle investigations in any region.”

Cramer has a J.D. from Temple University Law School and an MBA from Northeastern University. He regularly comments on fraud, corruption, security and related matters across a variety of media, including MSNBC, Fox, CNN, NBC, ABC, Bloomberg, The Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, and other outlets.


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