Leading Litigators

Litigator Profile - Eric L. Cramer

Eric L. Cramer is a managing shareholder of the firm, where he has practiced since 1995. He has repeatedly been selected by Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business as one of the country's top antitrust lawyers; has been highlighted annually since 2011 by the Legal 500 as one of the country's top lawyers in the field of complex antitrust litigation; has repeatedly been deemed one of the "Best Lawyers in America;" and has been designated a "Super Lawyer" by Philadelphia Magazine many years in a row.

Mr. Cramer has prosecuted multiple complex antitrust matters and is responsible for winning numerous significant settlements for his clients and class members totaling well over $1 billion.He is lead counsel in several antitrust and other litigation matters in a variety of industries and numerous courts across the country.

Mr. Cramer is also a frequent speaker at antitrust and litigation related conferences. He was the only Plaintiffs' lawyer selected to serve on the American Bar Association's Antitrust Section Transition Report Task Force delivered to the incoming Obama Administration in 2012. He is a Senior Fellow and member of the Board of Directors of the American Antitrust Institute; a past President of COSAL (Committee to Support the Antitrust Laws), a leading industry group; a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Consumer Antitrust Studies of the Loyola University Chicago School of Law; and a member of the Board of Directors of Public Justice.

He has written widely in the fields of class certification and antitrust law. Among other writings, Mr. Cramer has co-authored Antitrust, Class Certification, and the Politics of Procedure, 17 George Mason Law Review 4 (2010) (http://ssrn.com/abstract=1578459), which the Third Circuit cited in Behrend v. Comcast Corp., 655 F.3d 182, 200, n.10 (3d Cir. 2011), reversed, 133 S. Ct. 1426 (2013). He has also co-written a number of other pieces, including: Of Vulnerable Monopolists?: Questionable Innovation in the Standard for Class Certification in Antitrust Cases, 41 Rutgers Law Journal 355 (2009-2010) (http://ssrn.com/abstract=1542143); A Questionable New Standard for Class Certification in Antitrust Cases, published in the ABA's Antitrust Magazine, Vol. 26, No. 1 (Fall 2011); a Chapter of American Antitrust Institute's Private International Enforcement Handbook (2010), entitled "Who May Pursue a Private Claim?"; and, a chapter of the American Bar Association's Pharmaceutical Industry Handbook (July 2009), entitled "Assessing Market Power in the Prescription Pharmaceutical Industry."

Mr. Cramer is a summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University (1989), where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School with a J.D. in 1993. He is a long serving member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Literacy, a non-profit dedicated to enhancing adult literacy in the Philadelphia region. Mr. Cramer was also one of the founders of the Independence Charter School (ICS), where he served as pro bono litigation counsel and Board President. ICS is now a thriving middle school in Center City Philadelphia.