Term: 2012 —2015
Linda L. Addison is Global Head of Dispute Resolution and Litigation of Norton Rose Fulbright, a member of its Global Executive Committee and U.S. Management Committee. She was 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 has been named one of the “50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America” and one of 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 “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 2013), 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.
Linda is 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 board of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Foundation. 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 Immediate Past President of the Center for Women in Law. The United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast named her Woman of the Year in 2006.
Linda is a 2013 Distinguished Alumnus of The University of Texas. 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.