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Becca D. Kline

Becca Kline is a senior associate in WilmerHale's San Francisco Bay Area office. Her practice focuses on representing companies and individuals in government enforcement actions, internal investigations, and complex litigation. She has represented clients in a number of industries in matters involving the US Department of Justice, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the California Attorney General's Office, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and other regulatory agencies. Ms. Kline has experience in matters related to internal controls, compliance and risk management, anti-money laundering, financial fraud, accounting irregularities, and disclosure issues. She joined the firm in 2013.

Professional Activities

Ms. Kline is a member of the California Bar and the American Bar Association. She also represents WilmerHale on the Leadership Advisory Committee of the National Women’s Law Center.

Experience

Recent Highlights

  • Representing major international technology company in SEC inquiry involving revenue recognition for cloud computing products
  • Representing major industrial and fabrication company in SEC investigation involving inventory accounting issues
  • Representing major digital imaging company in class action and shareholder derivative litigation regarding accounting-related disclosures
  • Represented CEO and Bank Secrecy Act Officer of financial institution in US Department of Justice inquiry involving anti-money laundering compliance program
  • Represented Pacific Gas & Electric Co. in connection with development of best-in-class regulatory compliance model
  • Conducted internal investigation for Indian tribe concerning allegations that ousted leadership had misappropriated tens of millions of dollars of tribal assets over 12 years
  • Conducted international internal investigation into compliance program and anti-money laundering practices for major Internet services company 
  • Represented international investment bank/broker-dealer in California Attorney General inquiry involving underwriting of mortgage-backed securities 
Pro Bono
  • Representing immigrant who was victim of domestic abuse seeking U Visa
  • Successfully petitioned court under California Proposition 36 to resentence California inmate serving life term under state's Three Strikes Law
  • Represented California gang member charged with RICO and VICAR conspiracy to commit murder in federal district court in Northern District of California
  • Represented California inmate in civil rights action alleging violations of 42 U.S.C. § 1983 based on deliberate indifference to serious medical need in violation of the Eighth Amendment 

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Credentials

  • Education

    • JD, Stanford Law School, 2013

      Notes Committee Member, Stanford Law Review, Member Editor, Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
    • BA, Psychology, Middlebury College, 2006

      summa cum laude Phi Beta Kappa
  • Admissions

    • California

Credentials