Linda T. Coberly

Chair, Appellate & Critical Motions Practice

Winston & Strawn LLP



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Linda is a business litigator and leads the firm’s Appellate & Critical Motions Practice. She is known for her strong business sense, clear briefs, and compelling oral advocacy. She has argued nearly 70 appeals, including in the U.S. Supreme Court, eight different federal courts of appeals, and a variety of state appellate and supreme courts. She leads strategic, motions-intensive litigation matters at the trial court level and frequently serves in an appellate-lawyer-at-trial capacity in trial courts around the country.

A significant portion of Linda’s practice centers on advising and representing clients with respect to proceedings in the U.S. Supreme Court, drawing on her experience as a law clerk to Justice Stephen G. Breyer. She recently argued for the petitioner in Macquarie Infrastructure Corp. v. Moab Partners, LP, which deals with the scope of the private right of action under the federal securities laws. And she also served as lead appellate lawyer and led the briefing in the firm’s 9–0 victory for a class of student-athletes in their antitrust challenge to the NCAA’s amateurism rules.

In the Chicago community, Linda serves as Chair of the Board of the United Way of Metro Chicago and as President of the Board of Trustees for the Goodman Theatre.

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