Miranda Kane is a litigator in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson representing clients in white collar, investigations and civil litigation matters. A former prosecutor, Ms. Kane is a distinguished trial lawyer who has tried more than 70 cases in both state and federal courts. In 2012, Ms. Kane was named to the Daily Journal’s list of Top Women Lawyers in California.
Ms. Kane is a former Chief of the Criminal Division for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of California, where she supervised more than 80 Assistant U.S. Attorneys and 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. Before that, she served in the Securities Fraud Unit and led the office’s White Collar Crime Section. Ms. Kane began her legal career as a Deputy District Attorney in Los Angeles.
An experienced defense lawyer, Ms. Kane co-headed the white collar criminal practice of a San Francisco law firm and was a solo practitioner representing clients primarily in white collar criminal matters. In this role, she represented clients in both civil and criminal investigations as well as at trial.
She lectures extensively on federal criminal procedure, attorney ethics, and civil and criminal parallel proceedings; was a member of the Northern District of California’s Criminal Justice Act panel, representing indigent criminal defendants in federal cases; and served as co-chair of the Northern California ABA White Collar Crime Subcommittee from 2008-2010.
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.