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Morrison & Foerster Partner Linda Shostak Inducted into American College of Trial Lawyers

02 Mar 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (March 2, 2015) – Morrison & Foerster is pleased to announce that San Francisco partner Linda Shostak has been inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America. Ms. Shostak was inducted into the college during the organization’s 2015 spring meeting in Florida.

Ms. Shostak specializes in litigation and trial work. She has extensive experience trying commercial disputes, libel, criminal cases, and has tried many employment and labor law matters clients including disability, national origin discrimination, sexual harassment, failure to hire/promote, and wrongful termination in violation of public policy cases. She also has significant experience with bench trials and arbitrations. Recently she was lead trial counsel in a successful defense by a group of food manufacturers against claims of Proposition 65 violations.

Ms. Shostak is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and has been profiled in The American Lawyer and Forbes. She is a former chair of the San Francisco Bar Association’s Litigation Section. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A. from Vassar College.

Founded in 1950, the American College of Trial Lawyers is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the college is extended by invitation only, after careful investigation, to experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose careers have been marked by the highest standards of professionalism, civility, and collegiality. The American College of Trial Lawyers strives to improve and elevate the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice, and the ethics of the trial profession. Lawyers must have a minimum of 15 years trial experience before they can be considered for fellowship. Although there are currently more than 5,700 college members across the United States and Canada, membership can never be more than 1 percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province.

Ms. Shostak is the 12th Morrison & Foerster lawyer to be named a fellow of the college, joining previous honorees Hon. William Alsup, James Bennett, James Brosnahan, Melvin Goldman, Adam Hoffinger, Seth Hufstedler, Harold McElhinny, Charles Patterson, Robert Raven, Don Rushing, and Howard Soloway.

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