Linda Addison is U.S. Managing Partner of Norton Rose Fulbright, the world’s third largest law practice, serves on its Global Executive Committee and Chairs the U.S. Management Committee. Described “as one of the nation’s smartest, most respected litigators,” “equally skilled at keeping CEO’s out of the courtroom as representing them once there,” (Lawdragon) she was named one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in New York” (Crain’s New York Business), one of the “50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America” and one of the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America” (National Law Journal). She recently won one of the first Dodd-Frank whistleblower cases filed in America. She received the prestigious ABA Margaret Brent Award for legal excellence and her advancement of women in law. She is a Trustee of the University of Texas Law School Foundation, on the board of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Foundation, and is a Distinguished Alumna of The University of Texas.