Christin Joy Hill

Christin Joy Hill

Of Counsel

San Francisco, (415) 268-7610

Education

University of California, Davis (A.B., 2003)
Stanford Law School (J.D., 2006)

Bar Admissions

California

Christin J. Hill is of counsel in Morrison & Foerster’s San Francisco office and a member of the Securities Litigation, Enforcement, and White-Collar Defense Group. Ms. Hill has extensive experience representing clients in government and internal investigations, as well as in securities class actions and complex civil litigation in both federal and state courts.

With over a decade of experience in private practice, Ms. Hill has successfully represented public companies and their boards of directors and officers in securities fraud actions, SEC enforcement actions, internal investigations, and general corporate counseling. She also has particular 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.

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Ms. Hill 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.

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

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

Shareholder Class actions

  • Technology Storage Company. 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.
  • Energy Company. 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.
  • AI Computing Company. 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.
  • Financial Services Company. Represented the former president of a financial services firm in shareholder class actions and SEC enforcement action relating to the Company’s mortgage-backed securities.
  • Global Venture Investor. 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.

SEC Investigations

  • Former CFO of Pharmaceutical Company. Represented the former CFO of a pharmaceutical company in an SEC investigation following a multi-year restatement.
  • Private Technology Company. Represented a private technology company in SEC inquiry related to the Company’s compliance with Rule 701.

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