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Lyn R. Agre

Partner | San Francisco
T (415) 421-6140
F (415) 398-5030

Lyn R. Agre’s practice focuses on white collar criminal defense and complex civil and corporate litigation.  She has represented major corporations, individuals and witnesses in a wide range of criminal cases including fraud, antitrust, securities, insurance, tax, health care, maritime, environmental and public corruption.  Lyn has represented clients in complex civil matters including whistleblower, employment and ADA cases.  She has conducted numerous internal investigations on behalf of various corporations, concerning, among other things, alleged securities fraud, insider trading, FCPA violations, theft of trade secrets, accounting malfeasance and obstruction of justice.  Lyn has also tried numerous felony cases before juries.

Lyn is ranked by Super Lawyers, which has also featured her as one of the “Top Women Attorneys in Northern California.”

Lyn is the Managing Partner of the firm’s San Francisco office.

Notable Representations

  • The former general counsel of a pharmaceutical distributor and health care information technology company, in the widely publicized criminal trial stemming from a 1999 securities scandal that led to $9 billion in investor losses.  In the first trial, the client was acquitted on all conspiracy charges, and the jury deadlocked on the remaining charges.  In the retrial, the client was acquitted on all remaining charges.
  • A Japanese electronics executive in an criminal antitrust case brought by the Department of Justice in which U.S. Department of Justice declined to prosecute after a three year investigation.
  • The president of a housing development and sales corporation in a six-year federal mortgage fraud investigation resulting in no charges being filed against the individual.
  • A private equity company in a whistleblower lawsuit resulting in the company obtaining a dismissal with prejudice. 
  •  TSA supervisor in an action by the Department of Defense to terminate his security clearance.  The individual was allowed to keep his clearance and was promoted.
  • An energy corporation in a criminal case arising from the California energy crisis, which resulted in non-prosecution agreements for both the company and certain of its officers.
  • A business associate and lifelong friend of a former California State Senate President who was a target of investigations conducted first by the U.S. Attorney's Office in San Francisco and then by the U.S. Attorney's office in Sacramento.  Following a grand jury and FBI investigation lasting almost five years into alleged violations of the federal honest services mail fraud statute, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it had closed its investigation, with no charges being filed.
  • A waste disposal corporation in a criminal case charging the corporation and the former mayor of San Jose, California with bribery and misapplication of public funds.  The trial court granted the corporation’s motion to dismiss all charges prior to trial.

Professional Activities

  • Lecturer, Stanford Law School
  • Board Member, The Baldwin School: National Board of Advisors Member, Lawyers Club of San Francisco Inn of Court
  • Formerly Adjunct Professor of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law


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