A former federal prosecutor with significant experience in both the government and the private sector, Ms. Bacon focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, trial advocacy and white collar defense and investigations.
Ms. Bacon joined 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’s experience includes two multi-defendant money laundering and drug conspiracy trials against an international organized crime syndicate and a trial on computer and wire fraud charges against a hacker who targeted the Los Angeles Superior Court email system as part of a larger fraud conspiracy. 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, Irvine School of Law and has previously spoken on cybercrime topics, including cryptocurrency, the darknet and darknet marketplaces.
Ms. Bacon earned her J.D., cum laude, and B.A., magna cum laude, in English from Harvard University. She earned her M.F.A. in film production from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.