Linda is the founder and managing director of the Nussbaum Law Group, P.C. She is nationally recognized for her representation of class and individual plaintiffs in antitrust, RICO, CEA, data breach, and pharmaceutical litigation. She has served as sole or co-lead counsel in many significant class actions which have resulted in substantial recoveries, many in the realm of hundreds of millions of dollars. Linda is currently serving as a court appointed class lead counsel in:
- In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation (E.D.N.Y.)
- In re Sensipar (Cinacalcet Hydrochloride Tablets) Antitrust Litigation (D. Del.)
- In re Actos Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation (S.D.N.Y.)
- In re American Medical Collection Agency, Inc., Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, MDL 2904 (D. N.J.)
- In re Morgan Stanley Data Security Litigation (S.D.N.Y.)
- In re Bank of Nova Scotia Spoofing Litigation (D. N.J.)
- In re Outpatient Medical Center Employee Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Ill.) (Lead)
Linda also recently served as one of the class allocation counsel in In re Foreign Exchange Benchmark Antitrust Litigation (S.D.N.Y.) allocating a settlement of over two billion dollars. She also serves on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in In re Generic Pharmaceuticals Pricing Antitrust Litigation (E.D. Pa.).
Linda also regularly represents large corporate clients pursuing direct actions. She has represented Direct Action Plaintiffs in In re Packaged Seafood Products Antitrust Litigation, (S.D. Cal.), In re American Express Anti-Steering Rules Antitrust Litig., (E.D.N.Y.), and in an earlier phase of In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation (E.D.N.Y.).
Linda was selected “Litigator of the Week” by the AmLaw Litigation Daily on April 2, 2010 for her lead trial role in Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals v. Pfizer, where, after a five-week trial, a jury returned a RICO verdict for her clients. She was a finalist for Public Justice Foundation’s 2011 Trial Lawyer of the Year award. She has lectured extensively about various aspects of antitrust and class action law at the American Antitrust Institute Private Enforcement Conference, and the American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meetings. She has been a member of the American Law Institute (ALI) for over 15 years, and is a long-time advisory board member of the American Antitrust Institute. She is also on the Board of Savvy Ladies, a not-for-profit women’s legal and financial resource organization.
Linda’s successful prosecution of complex class litigation has been recognized and commended by judges in matters in which she has served as lead counsel.
Following a five-week jury trial in In re Neurontin Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation in which Ms. Nussbaum served as co-lead trial counsel, No. 04-cv-10981 (D.Mass.), Judge Patti Saris commented that:
“[this was]a fabulous trial[.] [I]t’s the kind of thing that you become a judge to sit on.”
Recently, Judge Paul A. Engelmeyer, at the final approval hearing in In re: Zinc Antitrust Litigation (14 Civ. 3728) complemented Ms. Nussbaum and her co-lead counsel stating, “I have been truly impressed by counsel’s work in the case. I wish the caliber of lawyering in this case was the model for all cases before me.”
Chief Judge Hogan of the District of Columbia commented in In re Lorazepam & Clorazepate Antitrust Litigation, No. 99-cv-00276 (D.D.C.):
“Obviously, the skill of the attorneys, and I’m not going to spend the time reviewing it, I’m familiar with counsel, and they, as I said, are among the best antitrust litigators in the country.”
From Judge Faith S. Hochberg of the District of New Jersey:
“[W]e sitting here don’t get to see such fine lawyering, and it’s really wonderful for me both to have tough issues and smart lawyers. On behalf of the entire federal judiciary I want to thank you for the kind of lawyering we wish everybody would do.”
Linda received her B.A. (magna cum laude) from Brooklyn College, her J.D. (with honors) from the National Law Center, George Washington University Law School, and her LLM in Taxation from New York University Law School.