Portland Attorney Kristen Tranetzki

Professional Background

Kristen Tranetzki has significant experience in complex criminal and civil litigation, internal investigations, securities and banking-related litigation, and regulatory compliance. She also advises students in conduct code proceedings and Title IX investigations.

Ms. Tranetzki’s background includes complex litigation with the international law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York, where she worked on a global investigation related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the 9/11 Property Damage Litigation involving the World Trade Center, as well as a clerkship with Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson of the Wisconsin Supreme Court and an externship with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

Ms. Tranetzki has represented corporate clients in a wide range of commercial and criminal matters, including white collar criminal defense, business torts, contract disputes, and securities litigation. She has also represented individuals in criminal proceedings in state and federal courts, involving crimes such as wire fraud, money laundering, and bank fraud, and in regulatory investigations before the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission and various state Attorney Generals, as well as in school disciplinary proceedings. Ms. Tranetzki has also counseled corporate clients and individuals on regulatory compliance and electronic discovery policies.

Ms. Tranetzki serves on the Oregon State Bar Securities Regulation Executive Committee and the Oregon State Bar Criminal Bar Executive Committee. She is a member of the American Inn of Court, Federal Bar Association, and the Oregon Women Lawyers Association. She has published and spoken on topics ranging from the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act to securities litigation and e-discovery issues.

Ms. Tranetzki graduated cum laude from New York University School of Law and graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University, where she was named a Truman Scholar.

Ms. Tranetzki has been recognized as an Oregon “Rising Star” for the last three years. She is licensed to practice in Oregon and New York.

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