Lyn is a leading trial lawyer in white-collar criminal defense, internal investigations, and complex commercial litigation. She has represented major corporations, individuals, and witnesses in a wide range of criminal matters, including fraud, antitrust, securities, insurance, tax, health care, maritime law, environmental issues, and public corruption. Lyn has also conducted numerous internal investigations concerning, among other things, allegations of securities fraud, insider trading, FCPA violations, theft of trade secrets, accounting malfeasance, and obstruction of justice. Lyn is equally accomplished in the civil arena, representing clients in matters ranging from whistleblower complaints, employment disputes, and defamation actions to Title IX and ADA cases. Lyn has successfully tried numerous criminal and civil jury trials to verdict. 

Chambers quotes a source describing Lyn as “an outstanding trial lawyer, tactician, and strategist,” adding that Lyn is “great with clients, and terrific in an urgent situation.”

From the outset of her career, Lyn has been committed to applying her legal skills for the benefit of the underserved and indigent in our community. She has continued to represent such individuals in both civil and criminal pro bono matters throughout her career. 

Before co-founding Glenn Agre Bergman & Fuentes, Lyn was a partner of Kasowitz Benson Torres, an adjunct professor of law at Santa Clara University School of Law, and a deputy public defender for Santa Clara County.

Lyn serves as a lecturer in the trial practice program at Stanford Law School. Lyn is also a board member of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts of the San Francisco Fine Arts Museums and member of the Women Criminal Defenders Association. She was also previously an adjunct professor of law at Santa Clara University School of Law.

Lyn has represented:

  • The former general counsel of a pharmaceutical distributor and health care information technology company, who was acquitted in a widely publicized criminal trial stemming from a securities scandal that led to $9 billion in investor losses.
  • 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 Japanese electronics executive in a criminal antitrust case brought by the U.S. Department of Justice in which the DOJ 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 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, in which we obtained dismissal of all charges against the corporation prior to trial.
  • An individual who entered a plea to charges arising from an international sanctions violation, which resulted in the individual receiving a favorable sentence far below the federal guidelines calculation.
  • A financial services company in defending claims of unfair competition and trademark infringement arising out of purported brand confusion.
  • Copart, a global leader in online car auctions, in a four-week jury trial resulting in a $20 million verdict against Sparta Consulting and its parent, KPIT Infosystems, for fraud and professional negligence stemming from an implementation of SAP software.
  • A former executive of a national paper manufacturer in negotiating a post-termination separation agreement.
  • A company in an internal money laundering investigation where evidence was discovered exonerating the company of the alleged crime.
  • A private equity company in a whistleblower lawsuit resulting in the company obtaining a dismissal with prejudice.
  • A TSA supervisor in an action by the Department of Defense to terminate his security clearance. The individual kept his clearance and was promoted.

  • Chambers USA, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations – California, 2019-21
  • Legal 500, Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense
  • Super Lawyers, 2012-21
  • Daily Journal, Top Woman Lawyer, 2019
  • Lyn Agre and Jed Bergman recognized by Benchmark Litigation as 2022 Litigation Stars (Sept. 30, 2021) Read here.
  • Lyn Agre, Jed Bergman, and Andrew Glenn Named 2021 Super Lawyers (Sept. 10, 2021) Read here.
  • Guilty Pleas and Defendant Rights, Daily Journal (Oct. 3, 2017)
  • The Emerging Law of Cybersecurity and Data Breach Liability, Palo Alto, CA (Nov. 6, 2013)

CREDENTIALS

  • Golden State University of Law, J.D., 1995
  • Middlebury College, B.A., 1989

ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • 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 Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California