Linda Addison

Linda L. Addison

Immediate Past Managing Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Board Member, Catalyst

Linda Addison is Past US Managing Partner and Chair of the US Management Committee.  Prior to heading the firm, Linda served as Global Head of Dispute Resolution and Litigation, the world's largest litigation practice, and Partner-in-Charge of the firm's New York office.

For more than three decades Linda has been a trusted advisor to and lead counsel  for CEOs, corporate boards, and C-Suite executives of the world's leading global companies across multiple industry sectors, both regulated and unregulated. An experienced corporate board member who serves or has served on the board or advisory board of three public companies and two private companies, she currently focuses on corporate governance, executive compensation, diversity and inclusion,  risk, technology, ESG, and cybersecurity oversight.   

Linda is recognized for her skills as a business leader, legal strategist, negotiator, and trial lawyer. Crain's New York Business named her one of the "50 Most Powerful Women in New York." The National Law Journal named her one of the "50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America" and one of the "100 Most Influential Lawyers in America." The Texas Lawyer named Linda the number one "Go-To Lawyer" for commercial litigation in its Go-To Guide, and honored her with its first Lifetime Achievement Award. The New York Law Journal honored her as a Distinguished Leader.

The American Bar Association awarded Linda its Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award, which recognizes the accomplishments of women lawyers who have achieved professional excellence and paved the way to success for other women. Prior award recipients include U.S. Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Linda is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Board of Visitors of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. A Catalyst board member, Linda has long worked to advance women in the workplace, in law, business leadership, and on corporate boards.

Named a Distinguished Alumna of the University of Texas at Austin, Linda serves as a Trustee of the University of Texas Law School Foundation and as a Lifetime Member of the Executive Committee of the Chancellor's Council of the University of Texas System. She is Founding President of the Center for Women in Law.