Linda C. Goldstein


Linda C. Goldstein


New York | Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, United States of America 10036-6797
+1 212 698 3817 | +1 212 698 3599


Linda C. Goldstein is an experienced trial lawyer who focuses her practice on securities fraud claims and was recognized as one of "The 25 Most Influential Women in Securities Law" by Law360.

Ms. Goldstein represents clients in a broad range of securities and corporate matters, including claims brought by institutional investors, class actions, major customer arbitrations and regulatory investigations. She also handles other complex civil and commercial litigation matters on behalf of foreign and domestic clients.

Best Lawyers and the Legal 500 US both recognize Ms. Goldstein as a leading securities litigator. She has also been recognized by Benchmark Litigation which has described her as "an exceptionally smart and diligent lawyer" who is "usually one step ahead of everyone else in the room."

  • A Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund in cross-border litigation arising from an embezzlement scheme.
  • Two  foreign banks in cases alleging financial support for terrorism.
  • A prominent media company in multiple high profile sexual harassment and gender discrimination claims.
  • A leading U.S. supermarket chain in an appraisal proceeding challenging the fair value of a merger.
  • The defendants in U.S. v. Deutsche Bank AG et al., in which the federal government sought over US$1 billion in damages for alleged fraud in the issuance of federally insured residential mortgage loans.
  • A specialty investment bank defending misrepresentation claims arising from the issuance of a fairness opinion. 
  • An asset manager defending claims arising from the default of a structured investment vehicle (SIV).
  • Bank of America in a multi-district securities litigation arising from the Parmalat fraud, the largest corporate fraud in European history.
  • A major international investment bank in defense against securities fraud claims arising out of the sale of principal-protected CDO equity to a financial institution.
  • The Brunei Investment Agency and its subsidiaries in recovery of more than US$500 million in misappropriated assets.
  • A broker-dealer in customer arbitrations arising from a US$200 million Ponzi scheme by a retail branch manager.
  • A Fortune 25 consumer products company in a case seeking payment on letters of credit that a Serbian bank refused to pay as a result of U.S. trade sanctions, resulting in a jury award of all damages sought.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

  • Yale University, B.A., 1981, magna cum laude
  • Yale Law School, J.D., 1985, Recipient of the Potter Stewart Moot Court and Caskey Barristers’ Union Prizes
  • New York
  • French
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Honorable Robert L. Carter
  • Director, Legal Aid Society (2015 to date)
  • Trustee, Federal Bar Council (2017 to date)
  • Advisory Board, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law (2015 to date)
  • Vice-Chair, Federal Bar Foundation (2009 to 2014)
  • Chair, Second Circuit Courts Committee, Federal Bar Council (2013 to 2015)
  • Co-Chair of Woman Advocate Committee, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation (2003-2005)
Speaking Engagements
  • Going on the Offensive: Blocking and Tackling to Minimize Fraud — Presented By ACC -New York City Chapter, New York, NY (March 29, 2016)
  • How to Litigate a Corporate Governance Dispute: A Case Study — Yale Law School Chirelstein Colloquium on Contemporary Issues in Law and Business, New Haven, CT (April 27, 2015)

    Speaker, "How to Litigate a Corporate Governance Dispute: A Case Study" panel at the Yale Law School's Spring 2015 Marvin A. Chirelstein Colloquium on Contemporary Issues in Law and Business. The Colloquium brought leading members of the corporate bar, business and investment communities, judges, and regulators to the law school and discussed emerging practice and regulatory issues, as well as scholars from other institutions to present their ongoing research on corporate governance and finance.
  • Objectors: Strategies for Dealing with Professional Objectors — Class Action Litigation 2013, New York, NY (July 10, 2013)

    Speaker, "Objectors: Strategies for Dealing with Professional Objectors" panel addresses: Current climate of professional objectors; Utilizing discovery process to thwart objections; Securing an appeal bond; and Responding to attacks on cy pres.