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Linda Hoffa

Lecturer in Law

Linda Hoffa


Linda Dale Hoffa is a Partner and Chair of the White Collar/Corporate Investigations Practice Group at the Dilworth Paxson law firm in Philadelphia.  Her legal specialty is criminal defense and counseling, internal corporate investigations, and corporate compliance programs.


She has conducted hundreds of investigations and more than 30 federal jury trials. Throughout her career, she has focused on white collar and economic criminal investigations, including investigations in the health care industry, education field, and government procurement. She also has focused on securities cases, criminal tax cases, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases, environmental crimes, anti-trust, and fraud and corruption matters. 


Before joining Dilworth, Linda served in executive level positions in both federal and state government. She was the Chief of the Criminal Division for the United States Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia, was on the Senior Executive Staff at the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, and was the Executive Deputy General Counsel for Criminal Justice at the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of General Counsel. From 2009-2011, Linda was the senior criminal counsel at the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington D.C. for the late Senator Arlen Specter. She was twice awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice the esteemed Director’s Award for Superior Performance for her trial work on complex cases. 


In recognition of her trial skills,  Linda was inducted in 2007 as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL).  In September 2016, she presented before U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Stephen Breyer and Samuel Alito, as part of the U.K. and U.S. Exchange sponsored by the ACTL, a mock historic trial from 1794 (Georgia v. Brailsford),which was the first and only trial held before the U.S. Supreme Court. 


Linda is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences. She has been a speaker at seminars sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Sentencing Commission, Third Circuit Judicial Conference, Federal Bench Bar Conference, American Law Institute, American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.


In 2004, Linda was an Adjunct Faculty Member at Tsinghua University in Beijing China for Temple Law School’s Masters of American Law Program. In addition, she taught trial advocacy courses for 15 years at both Villanova University and Temple University law schools.


Linda was a law clerk to the late Honorable Dickinson R. Debevoise in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. She earned her undergraduate and law degrees from Rutgers University and is admitted to practice before all the state and federal courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, in addition to the U.S. Supreme Court.


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