Lawdragon recently referred to Linda Kornfeld, partner at Blank Rome LLP and Vice Chair of its nationally recognized Insurance Recovery Practice, as “a card-carrying member of the ultra-elite club of insurance recovery specialists.”
Linda has distinguished herself in a highly competitive, male-dominated field as one of the leaders in insurance recovery law; she is one of only three women ranked nationally in her field by the preeminent ranking publication Chambers USA, and one of only six women ranked in California. In January 2020, Linda was named a “Woman of Business” by Comerica Bank Women’s Business Awards Program, and a “Top Minority Attorney” by the Los Angeles Business Journal. More recently, she was again named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Most Influential Women Attorneys” list, and again named to Benchmark Litigation’s “Top 250 Women in Litigation List.”
Linda has more than 25 years of experience representing corporate policyholders in high-stakes litigation. Using strategic, creative approaches in her trial and appellate practice, she works with clients to recover of hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance assets, serving as a strategic adviser to senior executives and in-house counsel on mitigating risk and maximizing insurance recoveries. Linda handles matters that are frequently in the news, ranging from cybersecurity, data breaches, and privacy issues; losses due to infectious diseases, wildfires and other natural disasters; to employee fidelity, construction defects, asbestos, and product liabilities.
While some attorneys fight every fight, Linda is known for cutting through disputes, building consensus, and solving intricate problems to find favorable resolutions for her clients. She is well-known for her innovative approach, having on multiple occasions set precedents in court that have created new law.
For many years, Linda has enjoyed mentoring other women, and she is a sought-after speaker, media resource, and writer on women’s issues and complex litigation issues.
Linda is a member of the American College of Coverage and Counsel, an invitation-only association recognizing the preeminent coverage lawyers in the nation. Linda has co-authored the treatise A Policyholder’s Primer on Insurance, published by the Association of Corporate Counsel, among many other publications.