Linda Kornfeld

Blank Rome - California

Vice Chair

2029 Century Park East, 6th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067

+1 424 239 3859

California - Litigation Star

Local Litigation Star

National Practice Area Star

Top 250 Women in Litigation


Practice area:

Insurance


Linda Kornfeld Partner and Vice Chair of Blank Rome’s policyholder-only Insurance Recovery Practice, has more than 25 years of experience representing corporate policyholders in high-stakes litigation. Using strategic, creative approaches in her trial and appellate practice, Linda works with clients to recover of hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance assets, serving as strategic adviser to senior executives and in-house counsel on mitigating risk and maximizing insurance recoveries. Linda has distinguished herself in a highly competitive, male-dominated field as one of the leaders in insurance recovery law; she is one of five women in California, and one of only six women nationwide, ranked by the distinguished ranking publication Chambers USA.


Linda handles matters that are frequently in the news, ranging from cyber security, data breaches, and privacy issues, losses due to infectious diseases, and those resulting from wildfires and other natural disasters, to employee fidelity, construction defects, asbestos, and product liabilities. While some attorneys fight every fight, Linda is known for cutting through disputes, building consensus, and solving intricate problems to find favorable resolutions for her clients. She is well-known for her innovative approach, having on multiple occasions set precedents in court that have created new law.


For many years, Linda has enjoyed mentoring other women, and she is a sought-after speaker, media resource, and writer on women’s issues and complex litigation issues.


Linda’s recognitions include:

  • The National Law Journal’s 2021 Insurance Law Trailblazers
  • Chambers USA’s top insurance coverage lawyer nationwide and in California;
  • Legal 500’s “Leading Lawyer”;
  • Benchmark Litigation’s “California Star,” national “Litigation Star” and “Top 250 Women in Litigation”;
  • Lawdragon’s “Lawdragon 500” list;
  • California Super Lawyers’ “Top 50: Women”;
  • Who’s Who Legal’s Thought Leader and Global Leader in Insurance & Reinsurance;
  • Euromoney’s Insurance and Reinsurance and Women in Business Law Expert Guides;
  • Comerica Bank Women’s Business Awards Program’s 2020 “Woman of Business”;
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal’s“Top 100 Women Lawyers in California”;
  • Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Top Minority Attorneys”;
  • Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Most Influential Woman Attorney”; and
  • Diversity Journal’s “Woman Worth Watching,” highlighting women for their trailblazing strategies and contributions that make a difference in their workplace, marketplace, and around the world.


Linda is a member of the American College of Coverage and Counsel, an invitation-only association recognizing the preeminent coverage lawyers in the nation. Linda has co-authored the treatise A Policyholder’s Primer on Insurance, published by the Association of Corporate Counsel, among many other publications.

 

Updated July 2021