Watanabe Nason is pleased to announce the placement of Joshua Hill Jr. with Morrison & Foerster. Hill, a white-collar defense lawyer, has joined the firm’s Securities Litigation, Enforcement and White-Collar Defense Practice Group as a partner in San Francisco. Hill joins the firm from Sidley & Austin, where he received multiple accolades including being named to the Daily Journal’s 2015 list of the “Top 20 Lawyers Under 40.” He is also a former federal prosecutor with significant trial experience. Mr. Hill will lead Morrison & Foerster’s efforts to expand its white-collar practice in the Bay Area.
Mr. Hill’s practice spans a wide range of litigation and regulatory matters, including government litigation, internal investigations, health-care fraud and abuse investigations, grand jury investigations, and commercial litigation. While serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of California, Mr. Hill investigated and prosecuted a wide range of offenses, including wire and mail fraud, bank fraud, criminal tax, immigration violations, and violent crimes.