Ms. Bacon focuses her practice on trials, investigations, and white-collar criminal defense. A seasoned litigator, her experience spans False Claims Act, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, real estate, and high-stakes commercial and criminal litigation, as well as internal and government investigations.
Ms. Bacon rejoined the firm in 2019 from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles. During her eight years as a federal prosecutor, Ms. Bacon tried 11 federal criminal trials, argued multiple appeals before the Ninth Circuit and prosecuted criminal cases involving cybercrimes, financial frauds, criminal tax violations and money laundering, as well as drug trafficking, firearms and violent crimes. Ms. Bacon was also a deputy chief in the General Crimes Section where, as head of Criminal Complaints, she oversaw the investigation and charging of hundreds of criminal cases.
Prior to her government experience, Ms. Bacon worked as an associate at Munger, Tolles & Olson. During that time, she defended clients in white collar criminal investigations involving the SEC and grand juries; led an internal piracy investigation at a major movie studio and advised a public utility in proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission.
Ms. Bacon teaches trial advocacy at Harvard Law School and has taught evidence at the USC Gould School of Law. She has also guest lectured on sentencing at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law and the University of California, Irvine School of Law. Ms. Bacon is also a frequent speaker on trial, criminal justice, and cybersecurity issues.