[Britt] is fearless, strategic, and a very clear and concise advocate. Juries love her and opposing counsel fear her. She leverages all of her strengths, is very in tune with her audience and is very smart about pulling different levers at trial.” - Client

Britt Cramer is a litigation partner and trial lawyer in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Britt has broad experience in all aspects of litigation and represents companies as both plaintiffs and defendants in a diverse range of matters. Her recent litigation experience includes contract, trade secret, False Claims Act, products liability, and complex commercial disputes. Her clients include some of the nation’s largest companies, such as Deloitte, Abbott Laboratories, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Baxter, AbbVie, and Teva Pharmaceuticals.

Calling her “tenacious,” Britt has twice been recognized as a “Litigator of the Week” by The American Lawyer — the first after scoring a come-from-behind win for client TransUnion, and the second for her and her team’s recent pro bono victory alongside the Uptown People’s Law Center representing a woman who was awarded more than $19 million from a federal jury after facing repeated sexual assault by employees at the Logan Correctional Center.

Britt received a B.A. from Georgetown University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review and graduated with honors. Before joining Kirkland, Britt clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for the Honorable Judith W. Rogers.


Thought Leadership


Another Expansion in Federal Jurisdiction: The Supreme Court's Decision in Dart Cherokee Basin Operation Co. v. Owens, 16 Class 172 (Feb. 13, 2015).

Zoning Adult Businesses: Examining the Secondary Effects Doctrine, 86 Temple L. Rev. 577 (2013).

The Perils of Fragmentation and Reckless Innovation, 125 Harv. L. Rev. 1799 (2012).

Puerto Rico Creates Legal Precedent for Regulation of Aesthetic Medicine, 40 J. L. Med. & Ethics 418 (2012).

Pretextual Detainment and the Material Witness Statute. – Ashcroft v. al-Kidd, 131 S. Ct. 2074 (2011), 125 Harv. L. Rev. 222 (2011).

Fourth Circuit Holds that Republishing Social Security Numbers Gleaned from Online Public Records is Protected Speech. – Ostergren v. Cuccinelli, 615 F.3d 263 (4th Cir. 2010), 124 Harv. L. Rev. 616 (2010).


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Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2012Maryland
  • 2014Illinois


  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


  • Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude2012
    Notes Editor, Harvard Law Review
  • Georgetown UniversityB.A., Government & Englishsumma cum laude2008
    Phi Beta Kappa