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Litigation Star


Jurisdiction:

New York

Practice area:

Commercial
International arbitration


Linda is a partner in Freshfields’ dispute resolution practice and co-head of the global class and collective actions group. Linda has extensive experience resolving complex and cross-border commercial disputes across a broad range of industries and practice areas, and in all stages of business dispute resolution, including litigation, arbitration and mediation. Based in New York, she appears regularly in federal, state and bankruptcy courts across the United States. 


Linda’s clients are global in scope, and she is particularly adept at helping them navigate multinational challenges, especially those arising from the overlapping and sometimes conflicting procedural, factual and regulatory regimes in which they operate. She also works frequently with the transactional and finance teams in advising corporate executives and boards on transaction-related litigation risk and corporate governance matters. 


In addition to her ranking by Benchmark Litigation as a “Litigation Star” for Commercial Litigation, Linda is recognized as a “Notable Woman in Law” by Crain’s New York Business. 


Linda’s recent representations include: 

  • Clairvest Group in an action by Caesars Entertainment alleging breaches of certain representations and warranties in connection with the $1.7 bn sale of 2 gaming facilities. Case was dismissed in its entirety. 
  • PepsiCo, Inc. and Bottling Group, LLC in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, in litigation alleging claims for breach of contract and tortious interference. 
  • Air Products and Chemicals in defending a cross-border lawsuit asserting claims of breach of contract, tortious interference, conversion, and breach of fiduciary duty. 
  • Government of Trinidad and Tobago and a Trinidadian state-owned enterprise in a pair of US federal litigations involving long-term aircraft leases. 
  • Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. in connection with applications for document discovery and depositions pursuant to 28 USC 1782, filed by Polygon Global Partners LLP, seeking discovery for use in pending lawsuits in Spain. 
  • Abdul Lateef Jameel Transportation Company in successfully seeking Section 1782 discovery from FedEx Corporation in aid of commercial arbitrations pending in the DIFC and Saudi Arabia, a first of its kind ruling that was recognized by the American Lawyer as a finalist for the “Litigator of the Week” award. 
  • KLX, Inc., a world-leading aerospace and energy services company, in navigating Delaware shareholder demands and litigation pursued in connection with the company’s US $4.2 billion sale of its aviation parts and services business to Boeing Co. and the spinoff of its energy business. 
  • A class of Afghani and Iraqi applicants for special immigrant visas (SIVs), in partnership with the International Refugee Assistance Program (IRAP), in pursuing claims against the US Department of State and US Department of Homeland Security, in obtaining summary judgment and continuing to pursue relief from the delayed processing of SIV applications. 
  • Volkswagen Group in connection with its global diesel emissions exposure, including coordination of US and rest-of-world civil, criminal and regulatory matters, as well as representing the company in connection with its January 2017 US $4.3 billion resolution with the US Department of Justice and other government agencies of certain criminal and civil proceedings. 

 

Updated Sep 2021