Linda Herman Mullenbach is an Adjunct Professor of Law in the Office of Experiential Learning & Public Interest Programs at Tulane University Law School, where she manages the Corporate Extern Program.
Linda has had a long career in the private sector, where she litigated numerous cases in federal and state courts nationwide; managed arbitration matters; and supervised teams of attorneys and other support staff, including managing law graduate Fellows and law school externs. For fifteen years, she served as senior vice president and associate general counsel-Litigation of Zurich North America’s Corporate Law Division, where she led non-claim and bad faith litigation nationwide and managed the corporate litigation team. Prior to going “in-house,” Linda was a partner at Dickstein, Shapiro LLP in the Washington, D.C. office where her practice involved federal and state court litigation in a variety of areas; the evaluation of litigation risks; and significant internal investigations on both civil and criminal matters, all on behalf of corporate clients as outside counsel. She served on the firm’s attorney hiring committee and also created and led the firm’s associate skills training program. For eighteen years, she also was an invited faculty member, teaching litigation skills at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) at Georgetown University School of Law. She began her career in the private sector as a litigation associate with Jenner & Block in Chicago, Illinois.
In addition to her private sector work, Linda worked most recently in the non-profit sector. She served for over 5 years as the senior special counsel for the Fair Housing & Community Development Project for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington, DC, where she focused on the Project’s litigation in a variety of jurisdictions and on administrative complaints with HUD, including leading the Lawyers’ Committee’s loan scam litigation work. In that position, she supervised and mentored law school graduate Fellows and law school externs. Prior to joining the Lawyers’ Committee, she served as senior assistant general counsel for Legal Services Corporation in Washington, D.C.
Linda earned her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, Illinois, and both her bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and Political Science and her master’s degree in Communication Studies from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. During the course of her graduate studies, Linda lived and worked in Ethiopia, Africa for two years, teaching and conducting research.