Speaker

Stephen Kramer

Attorney, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Sessions Presenting

There are currently no events listed for this speaker.

Submit Questions

Speaker

Stephen Kramer

Attorney, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Mr. Kramer is an attorney with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in its Los Angeles office.  He is responsible for legal matters in the FBI’s criminal and national security investigations.  He oversees the FBI’s investigative techniques and strategies that are used by investigators.  He has 25 years of experience in law enforcement, as FBI counsel, as a federal prosecutor and as a deputy district attorney.  He has prosecuted homicide cases, corporate fraud cases and national security cases.  In 1993, he published a law review article on the use of DNA evidence in criminal trials which was used by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies.  Due to his interest in DNA related investigations, in 2013, Mr. Kramer became involved in the FBI’s investigation of the Golden State Killer, who was one of the most prolific, uncaught serial killers in U.S. history.  Over the next several years, he and Paul Holes, a Cold Case Investigator for the Contra Costa County District Attorney, developed a method to enter crime scene DNA into publicly available DNA databases in order to identify criminal offenders.  In 2018, Mr. Kramer was able to obtain and upload the Golden State Killer’s DNA to a public genealogy database.  Mr. Kramer led a team of investigators on a forensic genetic genealogy investigation which resulted in the arrest of Joseph James Deangelo in April 2018 as the alleged Golden State Killer.  In the two years since Deangelo’s arrest, Mr. Kramer has helped create and lead the FBI’s Forensic Genetic Genealogy team, which has solved dozens of the most difficult and violent crimes both in the United States and internationally.  Mr. Kramer works regularly with the United States Department of Justice and with state prosecutors on policy issues and best practices for law enforcement’s use of genetic genealogy.