Lily Becker


San Francisco


Lily is a strategic advisor and advocate in high stakes criminal and regulatory enforcement and internal investigations. She partners with clients to identify and mitigate risks that can hinder a company’s trajectory.

When a crisis arises, Lily brings her multifaceted legal and political experience to develop a business-centric response and defense plan. Boards and companies turn to Lily for strategic advice and zealous representation when sensitive criminal or regulatory problems emerge. She has helped companies navigate complex crises with civil, criminal, and reputational considerations.  She regularly handles allegations involving bribery, embezzlement, fraud, corporate governance, and the securities laws.  For blockchain and cryptocurrency clients, she advises regarding the evolving regulatory and enforcement landscape.   In addition she has expertise in controls related to internet safety, and government scrutiny related to CSAM, human trafficking, and other safety concerns.  

With an increasing government focus on independent monitorships, companies benefit from her deep experience in government-imposed and voluntary monitorships. She served on the Monitor Team for three SEC and DOJ FCPA Monitorships/Consultancies. She has also advised companies responding to Monitorships – both a DOJ and SEC Monitorship and a proactive, voluntary Monitorship to test critical controls.

These varied engagements give her insight into the internal and public ramifications of a crisis, which she brings to her proactive advice. She assists clients with compliance programs at all stages. Her thorough understanding of data and financial controls systems helps companies operationalize controls that work.

Before joining Orrick, Lily worked on multiple political campaigns, including acting as spokesperson in connection with a U.S. Senate campaign.

  • Criminal, SEC, and Internal Investigations

    • DOJ, SEC, and Congressional matters involving bribery, accounting practices, fraud, statements to the government, and more
    • Hundreds of investigations into bribery, leaks of confidential information, embezzlement, fraud, cybersecurity incidents, and more

    Blockchain and Digital Assets

    • Investigations into malicious market manipulation
    • Advice on strategic steps to address regulatory and enforcement risk

    Compliance Programs: Design and Assessment

    • On Monitor Teams, tested controls and made recommendations for enhancement, reporting to the DOJ and SEC
    • Advice on building and testing controls; training to Boards and executives on governance and controls

    Securities Litigation and Shareholder Disputes

    • Represented companies and directors in shareholder class actions alleging securities fraud
    • Represented multiple founders in connection with earn-out or founder disputes