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Linda M. Jackson

Linda is a first-chair trial attorney focusing on employment and commercial counseling and litigation, including trade secrets, C-suite investigations, non-competes, and whistleblower suits.
Linda Jackson, Partner, Washington DC at Arent Fox

Linda represents clients in high-stakes counseling and litigation before federal, state, and appellate courts. She has a particular focus in the Eastern District of Virginia, also known as the “Rocket Docket,” and the state trial courts in Northern Virginia, including Fairfax, Arlington, and Loudon counties.

Linda’s practice includes non-compete, non-solicitation, and nondisclosure negotiation and litigation; executive contracts and compensation; whistleblower and retaliation investigations and litigation; trade secret disputes; civil business conspiracy, tortious interference, and other business competition issues; shareholder litigation; business torts, including defamation, breach of fiduciary duties, and duties of loyalty; and employment discrimination and wrongful discharge. She has represented clients in industries such as government contracting, professional services, associations, technology, telecommunications, commercial and residential development, supermarkets, airlines, child care services, and more.

An aggressive litigator, Linda understands her clients’ business objectives and shapes her pre-litigation and litigation strategies to achieve clients’ desired goals efficiently. Understanding the exigent nature of commercial and employment counseling and litigation, Linda keeps her clients up-to-date as cases proceed, advises on options at critical decision points, and provides skilled, tactical counseling throughout.

Previous Work

Linda was previously co-chair of the Government Contractors group at an international firm specializing in employment and labor law, and a member of the Executive Committee at another large international firm. She also served as a major in the US Air Force Judge Advocate General Reserve Corps. In 2009, she was named to the advisory board of the William and Mary Journal of Women and the Law.

Professional Activities

  • Member, Law Firm Advisory Committee, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
  • Faculty Member, Professionalism for Law Students, Virginia State Bar
  • Former Officer and Member of the Board of Directors, WBA Foundation, Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Former President, Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • Former Member, Judicial Screening Committee, Fairfax Bar Association
  • Former Member of the Board of Directors, Fairfax County Bar Association
  • Former Member, Judicial Screening Committee, Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • Former Chair, Elections Committee, Fairfax Bar Association
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Arlington County Temporary Shelter
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Volunteer Fairfax

Publications, Presentations & Recognitions

Linda is a well-recognized and well-published attorney. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for her achievements in Labor and Employment Litigation and was rated as a leader in her profession by The Best Lawyers in America 2019 and 2020; named among the “Best Lawyers in Washington, DC” by The Wall Street Journal in 2020; recognized as a Super Lawyer in the District of Columbia by Super Lawyers in 2020; named among the “Best Lawyers In Washington, DC” by The Washington Post; selected as among America’s Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators for Virginia in 2019; recognized as “Leading Business Litigation Attorney of the Year, Washington, DC” in Acquisition International’s 2019 Leading Advisor Awards; named as a “Leader in the Law” in 2014 by Virginia Lawyers Media; recognized by Chambers USA in 2012; and awarded the AV Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell. 

Linda was also named One of the Region’s Leading Employment Defense Attorneys by Washingtonian in 2007. In its December 2017 issue, Washingtonian named Linda a “Top Lawyer” in Employment Defense law. Linda also is a fellow of both the American Bar Association and the Virginia Law Foundation.

Linda’s publications and presentations include: