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VICE CHAIR, INSURANCE RECOVERY PRACTICE GROUP
Linda Kornfeld has dedicated her trial and appellate practice to representing companies in high-stakes insurance coverage litigation for more than 25 years. Ms. Kornfeld assists her clients in the recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance assets in a variety of complex insurance matters through settlements and trial. Her clients range from telecommunications companies, universities, and real estate developers to manufacturers and nonprofit organizations. She also provides strategic counseling to senior executives and in-house counsel on how to mitigate risk and maximize their insurance recoveries.
Her experience includes claims involving data breach and privacy issues; directors’ and officers’ liability; business interruption and extra expense; employee fidelity; professional errors and omissions; employment; entertainment industry liabilities; intellectual property infringements; construction defects; and asbestos, environmental, and product liabilities.
Ms. Kornfeld is a frequently requested speaker, media resource, and author on complex litigation and insurance recovery issues, including co-authoring A Policyholder’s Primer on Insurance, published by the Association of Corporate Counsel. She is also an advisory board member for the Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin.
Ms. Kornfeld is considered one of the nation’s leading insurance recovery litigators by Chambers USA, which describes her as “valued by clients as a ‘very thorough and prepared lawyer’ with a deep level of insurance expertise across a broad range of coverage areas. She is praised for the quality and practical applications of her advice, as well as her oral advocacy, which one client describes as ‘professional, economical, very direct and matter-of-fact.’”
Focused throughout her career on women’s leadership and advancement in the legal and other professions, Ms. Kornfeld also frequently speaks and writes on women’s issues. In 2016, she was recognized as a “Woman Worth Watching” by Diversity Journal, a recognition highlighting women based on their trailblazing strategies, concepts, and ideas that make a difference in their workplace, marketplace, and around the world.
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Ms. Kornfeld is a member of various industry associations and committees, including the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel; the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation Committee on Insurance Coverage Litigation and Bad Faith Subcommittee; the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Litigation Committee; and Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin.
- Insurance: Policyholder, listed in Chambers USA
- Insurance: Advice to Policyholders, listed in The Legal 500 United States
- 2016, “Woman Worth Watching,” listed in Diversity Journal
- 2012-2014, “Top 500 Leading Lawyers in America,” listed in Lawdragon 500
- 2011-2016, “Top 100 Women Lawyers in California,” listed in the Daily Journal
- 2015, “Top 250 Women in Litigation” and “Litigation Star,” listed in Benchmark Litigation
- 2008-2016, Southern California Super Lawyer for Insurance Coverage, listed in Super Lawyers
- Insurance, listed in Who’s Who Legal
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