David Kramer


Los Angeles



3415 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
11th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90034

The State Bar of California
United States Court of Appeals: Ninth Circuit; District Court of Columbia Circuit
United States District Courts: Northern District of California; Central District of California; District of Columbia

J.D., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., New York University


David Kramer is a corporate lawyer at Vicente LLP, representing public and private cannabis-related businesses, consumer products companies, and technology companies in a wide range of transactions—including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, secured transactions, and national branding and licensing deals. He also specializes in advising emerging growth companies throughout the various stages of their corporate lifecycles, as well as investors and funds who finance early-stage companies.  

Clients turn to David because of his personalized and commercial approach to lawyering. He invests time in getting to know his clients and understanding their goals so that he can offer practical, business-centric advice that helps them achieve their specific objectives. In addition, prior to joining Vicente, David litigated complex commercial disputes at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP. David regularly draws on this experience to assess and mitigate litigation risk associated with his clients’ transactions. 

David graduated from the UCLA School of Law, Order of the Coif, and holds a master’s degree in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies from New York University. 


  • Speaker, Vicente LLP, "Asset-Light Strategies to Boost Cannabis Business Growth,” Online, April 27, 2023
  • Speaker, California NORML Legal Seminar, "CBD/Hemp,” Online, June 02, 2021
  • Speaker, INCBA Cannabis Law Institute 2019, "State Level Hemp Plans,” New York , October 03, 2019
  • Speaker, Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition, "To Infuse or Not to Infuse (with Hemp CBD), That Is the Question,” Los Angeles, September 25, 2019
  • Speaker, CannaFarm Con, "Legalities in Growing Hemp & CBD,” San Diego, August 02, 2019
  • Keynote, NCIA Cannabis Business Summit, "Crafting a Federal Hemp Plan for the USDA, Interstate Competitive Issues, and the California Conundrum,” San Jose, July 22, 2019
  • Speaker, CBD Expo East, "Regulatory (Re-)Scheduling of CBD & its Drug Abuse Liability,” Orlando, December 07, 2018
  • Speaker, CBD Health & Wellness Magazine, "Webinar: The Legalities of CBD in California,” Los Angeles, November 29, 2018
  • Speaker, CBD Expo West, "Understanding the Fuzz: The Muddled Legal Landscape Regarding CBD,” Anaheim, September 21, 2018