Linda C. Goldstein Joins Dechert as Partner in New York

December 19, 2011

International law firm Dechert LLP announced today that Linda C. Goldstein has joined the firm as a partner in the White Collar and Securities Litigation practice. She will be resident in the firm’s New York office. Goldstein was most recently a partner at Covington & Burling LLP and a co-chair of its Securities/Derivatives Litigation & Enforcement practice.

“Linda is a fantastic trial lawyer and a strong advocate for her clients,” said Dechert chair Andrew J. Levander. “Her talent and experience give our already strong litigation practice yet another boost.”

An experienced trial lawyer, Goldstein focuses her practice on securities fraud claims and other complex civil litigation. Her securities litigation practice spans class actions, high-stakes customer arbitrations, regulatory investigations and claims brought by institutional investors. She concentrates her practice on matters involving complex financial instruments. She has also litigated corporate control and governance matters and actions against foreign sovereign entities.

“The opportunity to join Dechert’s all-star team of securities litigators was simply irresistible,” Goldstein said. “I look forward to working with my new colleagues to help clients in the financial services industry meet their most pressing litigation challenges.”

Goldstein’s significant past representations include serving as counsel to Bank of America in securities litigation arising from the Parmalat bankruptcy; defending UBS in state blue sky claims brought by CDO purchasers; defending underwriting syndicates in securities fraud claims arising from IPOs; serving as trial counsel to Société Générale in customer arbitrations arising from the Gruttadauria Ponzi scheme; and providing trial counsel to the Brunei Investment Agency and its subsidiaries in successful actions to recover more than $500 million of misappropriated assets.

An honors graduate of Yale University (B.A., 1981) and Yale Law School (J.D., 1985), Goldstein is a member of the New York Bar.