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. In 2020, Ms. Kane was recognized by Who’s Who Legal, an international guide to business lawyers, as a leading practitioner in the field of investigations.
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.