- Location: New York, NY, United States
- Organization: Norton Rose Fulbright, Managing Partner, United States
Linda L. Addison is the Managing Partner of the United States for Norton Rose Fulbright, a global legal practice with over 3,800 lawyers in 55 office worldwide. She is Chair of the US Management Committee and a member of the Global Executive Committee. Linda was recently named one of the ""50 Most Powerful Women in New York"" by Crain's New York Business. Described ""as one of the nation's smartest, most respected litigators,"" ""equally skilled at keeping CEOs out of the courtroom as representing them once there"" (Lawdragon), she was named one of the ""50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America"" and one of only 17 women among the ""100 Most Influential Lawyers in America,"" both by the National Law Journal. The American Bar Association awarded her its prestigious Margaret Brent Award, which recognizes women lawyers who have excelled in their field and paved the way to success for other women. She is a Trustee of the University of Texas Law School Foundation, and serves on the board of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Foundation and the Advisory Board of Northern Trust Bank. In 2013, she received the prestigious Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Texas.
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Linda advises CEOs, corporate boards and general counsel on matters involving risk assessment, litigation avoidance and resolution, corporate governance and ethics. Her expertise in early evaluation of corporate exposure comes from more than three decades of experience trying cases in federal and state courts and before arbitration panels. She has tried more than 50 cases to judgment as lead counsel. A member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Linda has tried cases involving breach of contract, business torts, partnership and joint venture disputes, international disputes, securities, common law and statutory fraud, banking disputes, bankruptcy, debtor/creditor disputes, trade secrets and patent and trademark infringement.
She is listed in THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA, WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA, WHO'S WHO IN AMERICAN LAW AND WHO'S WHO OF AMERICAN WOMEN, AND CHAMBERS USA: AMERICA'S LEADING LAWYERS FOR BUSINESS.
Linda is a Founder of the Center for Women in Law and former past President of the Center's Executive Committee. In 2008 she was named Outstanding Alumnus of the University of Texas School of Law.