Miranda Kane
UC Berkeley School of Law (J.D., 1990)
UC Berkeley (B.A., 1987)
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The Criminal Division Chief for the United States Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of California from November 2010 – March 2013, Ms. Kane is a respected defense attorney and a distinguished trial lawyer who has tried more than 70 cases in both federal and state courts. In 2012, Ms. Kane was named to the Daily Journal’s list of Top Women Lawyers in California.

After launching a successful solo practice in 2006, Ms. Kane was recruited to return to the US Attorney’s Office to serve as Criminal Chief. As Criminal Chief, Ms. Kane supervised and managed more than 80 Assistant U.S. Attorneys; oversaw all criminal investigations and prosecutions in Northern California, including matters involving securities and health care fraud, money laundering, trade secret theft, cybercrime, obstruction and violent crimes; collaborated with the US Attorney to set and implement Office policy; and worked closely with Main Justice attorneys, the district court, federal law enforcement agencies, and the defense bar in an effort to foster an open dialogue and collaborative relationships with those constituencies.

An experienced defense lawyer, Ms. Kane was most recently Of Counsel at Munger, Tolles & Olson in San Francisco, where her practice focused on internal and government investigations, as well as complex civil litigation. Previously, as a partner at Rogers, Joseph, O’Donnell & Phillips, Ms. Kane co-headed the White Collar Criminal Defense Practice Group before embarking upon her solo venture, The Law Office of Miranda Kane, where she catered to both white collar clients and indigent criminal defendants through the Northern District of California’s Criminal Justice Act panel.

During her first stint in the US Attorney’s Office, Ms. Kane served in the Securities Fraud Unit and ultimately led the Office’s White Collar Crime Section. Ms. Kane began her legal career as a Deputy District Attorney in Los Angeles County where she tried over 65 cases to jury. Ms. Kane’s felony trial experience includes homicide, robbery, burglary, arson, narcotics, sex offenses, and domestic violence.

Ms. Kane lectures extensively on federal criminal procedure, attorney ethics, investigative practice, and civil and criminal parallel proceedings; and served as co-chair of the Northern California ABA White Collar Crime Subcommittee from 2008-2010. Ms. Kane also supports her community as a regular volunteer at the SF Marin Food Bank and the BASF mentor program, and as an active volunteer at her children’s schools.

Ms. Kane obtained her J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), where she was Associate Editor of California Law Review and President of Berkeley Law Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing students and graduates with opportunities in public interest law during and after law school. She obtained her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley with high honors in English and was Phi Beta Kappa.

  • Counsel to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of a publicly traded company in internal investigation of insider trading allegations
  • Defense of Fortune 500 company in criminal and civil False Claims Act investigation by the Department of Justice
  • Defense of wind power generation company in civil contract dispute concerning environmental issues
  • Defense of Fortune 100 company in federal antitrust class action suit alleging collusion among Silicon Valley companies to fix salaries of high tech employees
  • Defense of employee of Fortune 100 company in federal investigation of unlawful advertising of internet pharmacies, resulting in no action against individuals
  • Defense of former officer of Fortune 500 company in antitrust investigation of alleged price fixing in NAND flash memory industry, resulting in no action
  • Defense of Vice President of dredging company in federal investigation of alleged Clean Water Act violations, resulting in no action
  • Defense of former Vice President of first financial institution charged under the SIG-TARP statute, resulting in no charges
  • Pool counsel for employees of wholly owned Fortune 100 subsidiary in Department of Justice investigation of alleged violations of federal environmental laws, resulting in no action against individuals
  • Defense of individual convicted of criminal insider trading in civil remedies trial before the federal district court
  • Defense of Fortune 500 company in multiple internal investigations related to alleged employee misconduct
  • Defense of attorney in California State Bar Court proceeding following California Supreme Court’s Order to Show Cause for Contempt based on failure to appear at oral argument
  • Defense of multiple indigent individuals charged with criminal conduct in federal district court as member of Criminal Justice Act panel