Linda Kornfeld

Biography

VICE CHAIR, INSURANCE RECOVERY PRACTICE GROUP

Linda Kornfeld is one of the nation’s most prominent insurance recovery attorneys, representing corporate policyholders in high-stakes litigation for more than 25 years. Using strategic, creative approaches in her trial and appellate practice, Linda assists her clients in the recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance assets. She is a strategic adviser to senior executives and in-house counsel on mitigating risk and maximizing insurance recoveries.

The range of clients that Linda represents includes:

  • telecommunications companies
  • universities
  • real estate developers
  • manufacturers
  • nonprofit organizations

Whether through settlement or trial, Linda cost-effectively resolves complex insurance matters for her clients, such as:

  • 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
  • asbestos, environmental, and product liabilities

Chambers USA reports, Linda “is described by a source as a ‘very knowledgeable, aggressive and effective lawyer who works very hard.’”

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Recognitions

  • Insurance: Policyholder, listed in Chambers USA
  • Insurance: Advice to Policyholders, listed in The Legal 500 United States
  • 2018, "Most Influential Woman Attorney," listed in the Los Angeles Business Journal
  • 2017–2018, listed in Who’s Who Legal: Insurance & Reinsurance
  • 2012–2014, 2018, “Top 500 Leading Lawyers in America,” listed in Lawdragon 500
  • 2011–2016, 2018 “Top 100 Women Lawyers in California,” listed in the Daily Journal
  • 2012–2017, “Top 250 Women in Litigation” and “Litigation Star,” listed in Benchmark Litigation
  • 2008–2018, “Southern California Super Lawyer” for Insurance Coverage, listed in Super Lawyers
  • 2016, “Woman Worth Watching,” listed in Diversity Journal

Affiliations

Memberships

  • American Bar Association - Section of Litigation
  • American College of Coverage and Extra Contractual Counsel
  • Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
Professional Activities

Throughout her distinguished career, Linda has focused on women’s leadership and advancement in the legal and other professions. She is a sought-after speaker, media resource, and writer on women’s issues and complex litigation issues, and co-authored A Policyholder’s Primer on Insurance published by the Association of Corporate Counsel.

Linda participates actively in various industry associations:

  • The Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin, Advisory Board Member
  • American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel
  • American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation Committee on Insurance Coverage Litigation and Bad Faith Subcommittee

Credentials

Admissions

  • California

Education

  • George Washington University Law School, JD, with honors
  • University of California, Los Angeles, BA