J. Scott Kramer is a partner in Duane Morris' Trial Practice Group. Mr. Kramer is the co-chair of Duane Morris' Gaming Industry Group, and also serves on the firm's Contingent Fee and Professional Standards Committees.
Mr. Kramer led the successful legal effort for the Las Vegas Sands' (LVS:NYSE) competition for an exclusive license to operate a Pennsylvania gaming facility, Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem. Mr. Kramer appears before gaming regulatory bodies and aids in compliance activities for horse racing and casino clients. He is engaged in licensing negotiation and litigation, conducts trials on copyright and trademark disputes and provides advice to investment banks and lenders on gaming regulatory issues. He has provided advice on internet gaming legal issues and assisted companies in establishing operations in jurisdictions outside the U.S. that regulate internet gaming.
Mr. Kramer is an active trial lawyer with extensive experience handling complex cases before juries. Mr. Kramer tries copyright and trademark cases involving luxury brands (e.g., Tiffany & Co.), provides anti-counterfeiting enforcement, litigates banking and securities cases, accountant liability cases, commercial real estate disputes and fiduciary duty and corporate governance actions. Mr. Kramer has also been active in litigation involving medical devices and drugs (Case MDL No. 2320: In Re: Wright Medical Technology, Inc., conserve hip implant product liability litigation).
In 2012, Mr. Kramer was appointed chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Gaming Law Committee. Mr. Kramer has been recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for general commercial litigation. The 2008 edition reported that its (I)nterviewees singled out this excellent attorney's 'fearless attitude when it comes to difficult cases'. The publication reported in 2007 that Mr. Kramer won recommendations for his courtroom skills and is well versed in commercial, IP, securities and healthcare litigation, and in 2005 reported that Scott Kramer 'gets you the verdict you want,' interviewees enthused.
Mr. Kramer is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is a graduate of Temple University's Beasley School of Law and the College of William and Mary.
•Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 1988-present
- Associate, 1980-1987
Honors & Awards
•Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, 2005-2009 editions
•Listed in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2010
• AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•Quoted, Gambling on a Loophole, The Daily, May 13, 2012
•Author, Pennsylvania High Court Strikes Ban on Gaming Licensees' Political Contributions, Duane Morris Alert, May 6, 2009
•Co-Author, Trends; Emerging Judicial Concern Over Multiple Punitive Damage Awards in Asbestos Litigation, Product Liability Law & Strategy, January 2003
•Co-Author, Tiffany & Company Prevails in $45m Infringement Suit . Copyright World, June/July 2002, Issue 121.
•Co-Author, Apologies from Competitors: Injunction Requires Rivals to Undo Harm, Product Liability Law & Strategy Newsletter, January 2002
•Co-Author, The Use of Animal Studies as Causation Evidence in Failure-to-Warn Cases, Leader Publications Product Liability Law & Strategy, December 2000
•Co-Author, Product Manufacturers Fight Advertising Puffery in the Courts, Leader Publications Product Liability Law & Strategy, May 2000
•Co-Author, No Duty to Nonpatient Family Members of Therapist's Treatment of Patient, Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, March 1999
•Co-Author, 3d Cir. Permits Claim to Hurdle Preemption, Causation Obstacles, Leader's Product Liability Law & Strategy, February 1999
•Co-Author, MD Charged With Fraud For Failing to Disclose Drug Use Before Operating, Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, December 1998
•Co-Author, Failure to Advise Parent He Carries Sickle Cell Gene Is Cause for Action, Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, April 1998.
•Co-Author, Failure to Warn: A Changing Duty to Sophisticated Users, Leader's Product Liability Law & Strategy, October 1997
•Co-Author, Controlling Person Liability, Securities Arbitration 1997--Arbitration Comes of Age Course Handbook, July 16, 1997
•Co-Author, Verdicts and Settlements, monthly column in Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy
•Member of the Editorial Board and Contributor to Products Liability Law & Strategy
•Co-Author, Aggressive Lawyering: Arguing Social Policy Bolsters Defense Case, Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy, Volume VII, Number 5, March 1990.
Selected Speaking Engagements
•Co-speaker, Healthcare Financial Management Association, Philadelphia chapter conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 12, 2006
•Speaker, Pennsylvania Tort Reform and Economic Damages Proofs At Trial, Annual Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association Conference, July 2004
•Co-presenter, Protecting Jewelry Designs Through Copyrights, Trade Dress and Design Patents, Great Minds of Jewelry Education seminar, New York City, March 2004
•Presenter, Fundamental of Healthcare, Pennsylvania Bar Institute program, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 20, 2003
•Presenter, Pennsylvania Tort Reform - Act 13, audio educational program sponsored by The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 16, 2002
•Speaker, Legal Exposure for the Concrete Producer, the Annual Mid-Atlantic Forum, Atlantic City, New Jersey, February 20, 2001
•Speaker, Independent Contractor Liability, Indemnity Agreements and Handling Arbitration Proceedings, the Annual Forum of the New Jersey Concrete and Aggregate Producers Association, Atlantic City, New Jersey, February 29, 2000
•Presenter, Handling Claims and Litigation on Experimental Treatments, telephone seminar, HMO Alliance, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 3, 1997
• Practicing Law Institute Conference, Securities Arbitration 1997-Arbitration Comes of Age, New York, New York, July 16, 1997
•Speaker, Securities Arbitration 1997--Arbitration Comes of Age, Practicing Law Institute Conference, New York, New York, July 16, 1997
•Instructor, Ethical Issues of Ex Parte Communications, Philadelphia Bar Education Foundation, April 1993
•Speaker, Advanced Issues in Medical Malpractice, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1990
•Speaker, The So-What Defense, Defense Research Institute, Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta, GA, March 1989
•Speaker, Corporate Liability, Lehigh Valley Association of Risk Managers, Lehigh Valley Medical Center, October 1988