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.

Chambers USA - California reports, “Linda Kornfeld is ‘encyclopedic when it comes to coverage law, has remarkable expertise and knowledge of her field and is very strategic,’ say interviewees. She impresses market sources with her adroit handling of complex coverage matters, including those in emerging areas such as cybersecurity and data breaches.”

Chambers - Nationwide states, “Linda Kornfeld is an experienced insurance practitioner noted for her skills in assisting clients in major coverage disputes. She frequently represents universities, telecommunication companies and nonprofit organizations. Sources say: ‘She is very thorough, thoughtful and has a great background in complex insurance matters.’”

Legal 500 US calls her an “exceptionally talented insurance litigation expert.”

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

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Recognitions

  • Chambers USA’s top insurance coverage lawyer nationwide and in California
  • The Legal 500 United States “Leading Lawyer”
  • Benchmark Litigation’s “California Star,” national “Litigation Star” and “Top 250 Women in Litigation”
  • Lawdragon’s “Lawdragon 500” list
  • California Super Lawyers’ “Top 50: Women”
  • Who’s Who Legal’s Thought Leader and Global Leader in Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Euromoney’s Insurance and Reinsurance and Women in Business Law Expert Guides
  • Comerica Bank Women’s Business Awards Program’s 2020 “Woman of Business”
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal’s “Top 100 Women Lawyers in California”
  • Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Top Minority Attorneys”
  • Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Most Influential Woman Attorney”
  • Diversity Journal’s “Woman Worth Watching,” highlighting women for their trailblazing strategies and contributions that make a difference in their workplace, marketplace, and around the world

Affiliations

Memberships

  • American Bar Association - Section of Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • American College of Coverage Counsel
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 Counsel
  • American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation Committee on Insurance Coverage Litigation and Bad Faith Subcommittee
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys

Credentials

Admissions

  • California

Education

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