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Hartley M. K. West
Lawyer
San Francisco
150 California Street, 19th Floor
San Francisco, California 94111
+1 415 582 4781
San Francisco
150 California Street, 19th Floor
San Francisco, California 94111
+1 415 582 4781

Hartley West is an accomplished trial lawyer with extensive experience in white-collar criminal and asset forfeiture matters. She has handled cases and investigations involving alleged violations of antitrust, trade secret, securities fraud, tax fraud, health care fraud, money laundering, public corruption, national security and export enforcement laws. These matters often involve a connection between Asia-Pacific and the United States.

Before joining Kobre & Kim, Ms. West served as a prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California, most recently as Deputy Chief of its Economic Crimes and Securities Fraud Section. Earlier in her career she clerked for the Honorable John T. Noonan Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar

Education

  • Harvard Law School, JD (honors)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BS

Clerkships

  • Honorable John T. Noonan Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Accolades

  • Award for Excellence, Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity & Efficiency (2017)
  • Better Government Award, Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (2016)
  • California Lawyer of the Year Award, California Lawyer (2014)
  • Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service (2009)
  • Director's Award for Superior Performance, U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for United States Attorneys (2003)

 

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Women’s White Collar Defense Association, Northern California Chapter, Secretary
  • Federal Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, Chair (2017- 2019), Vice Chair (2013-2017)
  • Federal Bar Association, Northern District of California Chapter, Executive Committee
  • American Bar Association, White Collar Section, Member
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Criminal Justice Section, Executive Committee
  • California Women Lawyers, Member
  • Marin County Women Lawyers, Member
  • Marin County Bar Association, Member

Publications & Presentations

  • Speaker, "Views from West Coast DOJ and SEC Leadership on Current Priorities and Recent Developments" ( American Bar Association "CLE in the City Series" Convention, August 2019)
  • Co-author, "Mitigating the Risks of Bribery: Lessons From Recent Trends in Latin America and Asia" (The Federal Lawyer, January/February 2018)
  • Master of Ceremonies, “Views from the Top: Hot Topics and Trends in White Collar, Securities, and Antitrust Enforcement” (Federal Bar Association, Northern California Chapter, 2011-2019)
  • Co-author, “Board Investigations of #MeToo Allegations: What 'Weinstein Clauses' Mean for Sexual Harassment Investigations,” (Wall Street Lawyer, December 2018)
  • Moderator, "Crypto-Currency: Hot Topics and Trends in Criminal and Regulatory Enforcement" (Bar Association of San Francisco, September 2018)
  • Moderator, "Antitrust Investigation in Asia" (Innoxcell Conference, October 2017)
  • Panelist, "Landmark Criminal Trials: Contrasting Cases for Corporate and Individual Prosecutions" (Environmental Trials Conference, Law Seminars International, October 2017)
  • Co-author, "Cross-Border Criminal Investigations Just Became More Complicated" (The Recorder, September 2017)
  • Speaker, "Environmental Crimes" (Fidler Institute on Criminal Justice, Loyola Law School, March 2017)
  • Faculty, Environmental Crimes and Appellate Advocacy, U.S. Department of Justice National Advocacy Center (2016)

Credentials

Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar

Education

  • Harvard Law School, JD (honors)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BS

Clerkships

  • Honorable John T. Noonan Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Accolades

  • Award for Excellence, Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity & Efficiency (2017)
  • Better Government Award, Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (2016)
  • California Lawyer of the Year Award, California Lawyer (2014)
  • Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service (2009)
  • Director's Award for Superior Performance, U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for United States Attorneys (2003)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Women’s White Collar Defense Association, Northern California Chapter, Secretary
  • Federal Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, Chair (2017- 2019), Vice Chair (2013-2017)
  • Federal Bar Association, Northern District of California Chapter, Executive Committee
  • American Bar Association, White Collar Section, Member
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Criminal Justice Section, Executive Committee
  • California Women Lawyers, Member
  • Marin County Women Lawyers, Member
  • Marin County Bar Association, Member

Publications & Presentations

  • Speaker, "Views from West Coast DOJ and SEC Leadership on Current Priorities and Recent Developments" ( American Bar Association "CLE in the City Series" Convention, August 2019)
  • Co-author, "Mitigating the Risks of Bribery: Lessons From Recent Trends in Latin America and Asia" (The Federal Lawyer, January/February 2018)
  • Master of Ceremonies, “Views from the Top: Hot Topics and Trends in White Collar, Securities, and Antitrust Enforcement” (Federal Bar Association, Northern California Chapter, 2011-2019)
  • Co-author, “Board Investigations of #MeToo Allegations: What 'Weinstein Clauses' Mean for Sexual Harassment Investigations,” (Wall Street Lawyer, December 2018)
  • Moderator, "Crypto-Currency: Hot Topics and Trends in Criminal and Regulatory Enforcement" (Bar Association of San Francisco, September 2018)
  • Moderator, "Antitrust Investigation in Asia" (Innoxcell Conference, October 2017)
  • Panelist, "Landmark Criminal Trials: Contrasting Cases for Corporate and Individual Prosecutions" (Environmental Trials Conference, Law Seminars International, October 2017)
  • Co-author, "Cross-Border Criminal Investigations Just Became More Complicated" (The Recorder, September 2017)
  • Speaker, "Environmental Crimes" (Fidler Institute on Criminal Justice, Loyola Law School, March 2017)
  • Faculty, Environmental Crimes and Appellate Advocacy, U.S. Department of Justice National Advocacy Center (2016)