Linda joined the Center as Senior Counsel in January 2023. In the aftermath of Dobbs, she works to defend and rebuild access to abortion by bringing cases in state and federal courts throughout the United States.
Linda comes to the Center after a 36-year career in private practice at Dechert LLP and Covington & Burling LLP, where she was a partner and practice group leader concentrating on securities litigation and other complex civil litigation. While in private practice, Linda’s trial and appellate skills were recognized by rankings in Chambers, Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation, and Best Lawyers in America, among other legal publications.
Throughout her career, Linda maintained an active pro bono docket, including working as pro bono counsel for several cases brought by the Center in Oklahoma. One of those cases, for which Linda served as lead counsel, resulted in the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s recognition of a right to abortion under the Oklahoma Constitution where necessary to preserve the life or health of the pregnant person. The New York Law Journal honored Linda as “Attorney of the Year” in 2021 for her work with the Center in Oklahoma.
Linda received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was awarded the Potter Stewart and Caskey Prizes by the Moot Court and Barrister’s Union. She received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Yale College, where she majored in English Literature. Linda began her legal career by clerking for Southern District of New York Judge (and civil rights legend) Robert L. Carter.