"Morrison & Foerester Hires Justice Department Fraud Veteran Kidd," coverage by Bloomberg Law, January 11, 2021, featuring Adjunct Professor Brian K. Kidd.
B.A., University of California at Santa Cruz; J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Brian Kidd is former Chief of the Market Integrity and Major Frauds (MIMF) Unit of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section at the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and a partner in Morrison & Foerster LLP’s Investigations + White Collar Defense Practice Group. At DOJ, Brian supervised a team of roughly 40 federal prosecutors and oversaw virtually all major fraud cases, with a special focus on investigating and prosecuting complex securities, commodities, and other major corporate fraud cases. Brian oversaw cross-border and corporate prosecutions involving market manipulation, spoofing, insider trading, money laundering, bribery, cryptocurrency, accounting, and procurement fraud. During his tenure as Chief, Brian oversaw a number of significant corporate resolutions, including against some of the country’s largest financial institutions, healthcare companies, government contractors, and automotive companies. Prior to his role as Chief of the MIMF Unit, Brian served as an Assistant Chief of the MIMF Unit from January 2017 to May 2018 and as a Trial Attorney from October 2015 to January 2017. Prior to joining the Fraud Section, Brian was a trial attorney in the Public Integrity Section of the Criminal Division and an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Puerto Rico. Brian received his B.A. in Political Science and History from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and his J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, magna cum laude.