Linda Goldman has more than twenty years of experience handling the full panoply of employment-related legal matters. She returned to Ogletree Deakins in June 2018 after working in Title IX for her law school alma matter, UCLA. As part of expanding her insight into legal matters from a range of perspectives, Ms. Goldman also served as a law clerk to a federal trial judge and taught employment law as an adjunct law professor at Loyola Law School.
Ms. Goldman has handled a broad range of litigation matters, including disability and wage and hour class actions under state and federal laws. She also routinely handles the full range of single plaintiff claims, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour claims, unfair competition, defamation, and other matters.
Ms. Goldman has successfully represented clients, in all California state and federal jurisdictions, in administrative hearings, arbitrations, trials and appeals. She has broad experience, working with clients of all sizes and in various industries, including education, securities, entertainment, web-based startups, healthcare, service industries and manufacturing.
Ms. Goldman also has extensive experience with high profile and complex private workplace, university, and public institution investigations of sensitive matters. She has received a Title IX mastered training certification, and also has significant experience with “trauma informed” interview approaches. Ms. Goldman also conducts individual and group trainings on diversity issues, harassment, discrimination and other workplace matters.
Additionally, Ms. Goldman regularly advises clients on employment-related issues prior to litigation. This includes employee counseling and terminations, accommodations and other disability-related advice, reviewing and advising on the full range of employment policies, practices and agreements, and conducting workplace audits or climate assessments when needed. Ms. Goldman’s practice also includes a special focus on disability laws.
- J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 1997
- A.B., Stanford University, 1994
Admittance to Practice
- U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- Order of the Coif
- Am. Jur. for Contracts and Labor Law
- Clerkship, Clerk to Judge Robert E. Coyle, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California (1998 – 1999)