Linda has significant experience across a host of copyright infringement matters and has particularly deep experience in digital/online infringement and anti-piracy, with an emphasis on complex Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) issues. Her primary areas of focus are based on her experience holding senior in-house counsel roles in the music and publishing industries. She leverages her insight into the business needs of an organization to provide strategic, practical, and clear advice to her clients.
After beginning her career as a Venable associate, she served as vice president, legal affairs, for the Recording Industry Association of America, where she was actively involved in high-profile copyright litigation for the major U.S. record companies. She later became vice president and general counsel of a leading publishing and media company, handling intellectual property issues and a broad spectrum of corporate, commercial, and strategic business matters and serving on the company’s executive committee.
Linda has advised clients in a range of industries, including music, book and magazine publishing, entertainment, software, digital media, alcoholic beverage and restaurant services, trade associations and nonprofits, university/higher education, and consumer goods. She represents their interests before federal courts across the country, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), and the U.S. Copyright Office.
Linda has been recognized for her considerable skill advising on a wide range of sophisticated trademark and copyright matters. Clients state that she “is passionate about her work and an excellent practitioner,” and that she “actively engages on all matter[s] and ensures optimum results.” (Chambers USA)