Term: 2012 —2015
Linda L. Addison is a partner in Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., where she serves as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and as Partner-in-Charge of its New York office. She was recently named one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in New York” by Crain’s New York Business. Described by Lawdragon as “one of the nation’s smartest, most respected litigators,” 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. After conducting its own research and asking hundreds of attorneys “who they would turn to–based on firsthand knowledge–if they needed representation in particular practice areas,” the Texas Lawyer named Linda the number one “Go To Lawyer” in commercial litigation in its most recent “Go To Guide.” 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 as one of the leading lawyers in General Commercial Litigation.
A well-recognized authority on evidence, Linda is the author of Texas Evidence (Thomson•West 2012), and Federal Civil Procedure & Evidence During Trial: 5th Circuit (Chapter 9 Evidence: Burden of Proof, Admissibility and Objections) (West 1997). In addition to her books, she has published approximately 100 legal articles.
An experienced arbitrator, Linda has presided over and represented parties in arbitration proceedings. She is a member of the Panel of Neutrals of the American Arbitration Association ("AAA"), the AAA's Large, Complex Case Panel of Arbitrators, and the Panel of Neutrals of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (“ICDR”). She has presided over domestic as well as international arbitrations.
Linda serves on the United States Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Chancellor’s Council of the University of Texas System. She served as a member of the University of Texas’s Commission of 125 and the Centennial Commission. Linda currently serves on the boards of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Foundation and Holocaust Museum Houston, and is a member of the Advisory Board of Northern Trust Bank. She is a member of the Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee of Senators Hutchison and Cornyn.
Linda is a member of the New York Chapters of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Women Corporate Directors (“WCD”) and 2012 DirectWomen Board Institute.
Linda is a 1976 graduate of the University of Texas School of law, where she was the first woman Managing Editor of the Texas Law Review. She is a Founder and President of the Center for Women in Law. The United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast named her Woman of the Year in 2006. In 2008 she was named Outstanding Alumnus of the University of Texas School of Law.
In 2009 the American Bar Association awarded her its prestigious Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award, the highest award given by the American Bar Association in recognition of accomplishments of women lawyers who have excelled in their field and paved the way for other women lawyers.