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Linda Lye

ACLU Foundation of Northern California
Staff Attorney
San Francisco, CA, USA


Linda Lye is a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, where she focuses on free speech, open government and privacy issues. Her current litigation includes a suit against the University of California at Davis for its use of pepper spray on student protesters and another against the City of Oakland for its crackdown on peaceful Occupy Oakland protesters. Prior to joining the ACLU in 2010, she was a partner at Altshuler Berzon LLP, a San Francisco law firm specializing in labor and employment law, where she represented labor unions in federal and state court, administrative proceedings, arbitrations, and collective bargaining negotiations.  Earlier in her legal career, she clerked for Judge Guido Calabresi of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the United States Supreme Court. She received her undergraduate degree from Yale and JD from Boalt Hall, at the University of California at Berkeley.
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