Christin Hill is a partner in MoFo's San Francisco office and a member of the Securities Litigation, Enforcement, and White-Collar Defense Group. Christin has extensive experience representing clients in securities class actions and other complex civil litigation in both federal and state courts, as well as in government and internal investigations. Before joining the firm, Christin served as senior counsel at Uber Technologies, Inc. and also served as an assistant district attorney in the San Francisco District Attorney's Office.
In two to three sentences, describe your practice.
I represent companies, officers, and directors in shareholder class actions, internal investigations, and regulatory proceedings. My matters often arise when shareholders sue the company or board of directors following a stock price drop, or in a dispute arising from a merger. I also handle other types of complex commercial litigation.
Why did you choose to make MoFo your professional home?
I joined MoFo for two reasons. First, the firm has long been a leader in shareholder class action litigation. Joining MoFo meant working with some of the best practitioners in this space, like Jordan Eth and Anna Erickson White, who are two of the sharpest securities litigators around. It was an irresistible opportunity.
Second, I knew that MoFo was a place where attorneys of color thrive. For decades, MoFo leadership has worked hard to cultivate an environment where attorneys of color feel welcomed and valued. MoFo is not perfect — no firm is — but it is evident that valuing diversity is part of the firm's DNA. The fact that I personally knew more than a handful of partners of color who were thriving at MoFo, like Alexis Amezcua, Josh Hill, and Eric Tate, showed me that I could be my authentic self at the firm and ultimately be successful.
How do clients benefit from having diverse teams of lawyers working for them?
As lawyers, we are problem solvers. Every day, we work hard to come up with creative solutions to our clients' problems. If we all came from the same background, with similar life experiences, there would be a strong risk of "group think." Diversity is an important way to disrupt the group think, and ensure that a wider variety of ideas are considered and ultimately that the best ideas prevail. On a practical level, as litigators, you never know who is going to connect with the judge, the jury, a key witness, or even opposing counsel. Diversity creates more opportunities to forge connections that could lead to a better result for our clients.
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