Christin J. Hill

Partner | San Francisco

chill@mofo.com | (415) 268-7610 chill@mofo.com
(415) 268-7610

Christin Hill is a partner in Morrison & Foerster’s San Francisco office and a member of the Securities Litigation, Securities Enforcement, and Investigations + White Collar Defense practice groups. Christin has extensive experience representing clients in securities class actions, derivative actions and other complex civil litigation in both federal and state courts, as well as in government and internal investigations.

With over a decade of experience in private practice, Christin has successfully represented public companies and their boards of directors and officers in securities fraud actions, derivative actions, SEC enforcement actions, internal investigations, and general corporate counseling. She also has experience working with pre-IPO companies in complex civil litigation in both federal and state court, internal investigations, responding to government inquiries, and advising on general compliance matters.

Before joining Morrison & Foerster, Christin served as senior counsel at Uber Technologies, Inc., where she managed complex civil litigation including consumer class actions, intellectual property matters, and government investigations. She was also a lead member of Uber’s global compliance team, through which she created and implemented new compliance policies and training programs and advised company management in responding to government inquiries.

Christin also served as an assistant district attorney in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, where she successfully prosecuted three misdemeanor criminal jury trials. Early in her career, she served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable John A. Houston in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

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Experience

  • (Southern District of New York). Represented BlackBerry and its former officers in a securities class action related to BlackBerry’s accounting for its sales of BlackBerry 10 devices. Christin was part of the trial team that prepped the case for trial. The case settled days before trial was set to begin.

  • (Delaware Chancery Court). Represented Amazon in litigation brought by investors of Owl Cameras, Inc. The plaintiff alleges that Amazon aided and abetted the Owl Cameras board of directors in a breach of fiduciary duty.

  • (District of Oregon). Following years of litigation, secured a summary judgment win for Precision and its CEO and CFO in a Section 10(b) securities class action related to Precision’s earnings targets. The result was a complete victory for the defendants. Plaintiffs appealed, and Christin has continued to defend Precision on the appeal.

  • (Northern District of California). Secured a motion to dismiss win for the Oracle board of directors in a shareholder derivative action claiming that Oracle’s board misled investors about a commitment to diversity. The result was a complete victory for defendants

  • (Southern District of California). Represented Facebook in litigation alleging that Facebook violated certain privacy laws in reporting user messages to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Secured a motion to dismiss the initial complaint.

  • (Northern District of California; Ninth Circuit) Secured motion to dismiss for Ocera and its directors in a consolidated class action in the Northern District of California resulting from its merger with Mallinckrodt plc. The Ninth Circuit affirmed the decision.

  • Represented a technology storage company in a shareholder class action alleging Section 11 violations in connection with the Company’s IPO. Case was resolved via an early settlement.

  • Represented an energy company specializing in unconventional oil and natural gas assets and its executives in a shareholder class action asserting claims under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933. Obtained summary judgment and dismissal.

  • Represented an AI computing company in a shareholder class action alleging that the Company failed to disclose certain product defects in violation of Section 10(b) and Rule 10(b)(5). Obtained dismissal upon motion to dismiss, and the Ninth Circuit affirmed the dismissal.

  • Represented the former president of a financial services firm in shareholder class actions and an SEC enforcement action relating to the Company’s mortgage-backed securities.

  • Represented partners at a venture capital firm in a shareholder class action alleging Rule 10(b)(5) violations arising from NewsCorp’s acquisition of Myspace.com.

  • Represented the former CFO of a pharmaceutical company in an SEC investigation following a multi-year restatement.

  • Represented a private technology company in an SEC inquiry related to the Company’s compliance with Rule 701.

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