Linda J. Brewer is a partner in the San Francisco Office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP. Linda specializes in complex commercial litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of high-stakes business litigation. Her diverse litigation experience includes unfair competition, intellectual property, securities, insurance, employment, trade secret misappropriation, antitrust, and mass tort matters. While the subject matter of her practice can vary depending on a client’s needs, there is always a common thread: strategic lawyering and successful results.
Linda has an active trial practice and has conducted jury trials in the Northern District of California and Western District of Arkansas, bench trials in California and Delaware state courts, and has argued before numerous state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Outside of the courtroom, she is frequently invited to speak at national conferences on e-discovery and intellectual property matters. She also has significant experience in dispute resolution, having overseen a mediation program for a California utility that successfully resolved thousands of wildfire claims in less than three years, including the resolution of thirteen preference and three bellwether cases set for trial in Sacramento Superior Court. She has deep familiarity with the Northern District of California, having served as law clerk for the Honorable Saundra Brown Armstrong, in the Oakland Division, and an extern for the Honorable Ronald Whyte in the San Jose Division.
Linda received a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Dartmouth University and a J.D. from Duke University School of Law. While at Dartmouth, Linda participated in the Foreign Studies Programs for both Philosophy and Environment Studies and lived in Edinburgh, Scotland and Nairobi, Kenya.