Faculty: William Kimball

Kimball150Bill Kimball is a partner at Kane+Kimball LLP. A former federal prosecutor and a former SEC enforcement attorney, Mr. Kimball is a veteran white collar litigator who specializes in defending clients facing criminal, civil, or regulatory investigations by the federal government. He has more than 25 years of experience representing individuals and companies in investigations and litigation by the SEC, the DOJ, and other federal and state regulators. He has earned a reputation over the years for achieving exceptional results for his clients.

In 2011, Mr. Kimball founded his own law practice and quickly became one of the leading solo practitioners in the Bay Area specializing in representing individuals at Silicon Valley companies involved in government or corporate investigations. Before starting his own law practice, Mr. Kimball was a litigation partner at Morgan Lewis & Bockius, a prominent national law firm, where he specialized in representing public companies and their officers and directors in complex, parallel SEC and DOJ investigations and litigation involving financial reporting, accounting fraud, insider trading, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, investment adviser and broker/dealer fraud, and violations of other state and federal laws.

Mr. Kimball joined Morgan Lewis after nearly 12 years of government service with the SEC and the DOJ, where he investigated or prosecuted some of the most complex, challenging, and high profile matters of the day. He served as an Assistant United States Attorney in San Francisco for five years, where he prosecuted criminal securities fraud. He was chosen to be one of the first federal prosecutors on the Justice Department’s Enron Task Force.

Prior to joining the DOJ, Mr. Kimball served for seven years with the SEC, where he was a branch chief and senior counsel in the Commission’s San Francisco and Washington offices. While with the SEC, Mr. Kimball spearheaded several groundbreaking investigations of technology and other Silicon Valley companies, including McKessonHBOC, California Micro Devices, and Kendall Square Research. He also successfully tried one of the first insider trading cases brought by the SEC in Northern California.

Mr. Kimball began his legal career as a litigation associate at the New York law firm of Davis, Polk & Wardwell, after serving as a law clerk to the late Judge James H. Michael, Jr. of the Western District of Virginia in Charlottesville.

Mr. Kimball received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina, where he was a Morehead Scholar. He is admitted to practice in California and New York.

Before attending law school, Mr. Kimball taught English and coached at a boys boarding school in Virginia.

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When: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
7:00 am - 8:00 am (breakfast & check-in)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm (followed by cocktail party)
Where: Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley (details, map)
2050 University Ave
East Palo Alto, California 94303
CLE Credit: 6.25 hours (approved in CA)


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