Linda Lam focuses her practice on representing individuals and small businesses who have been harmed by corporate misconduct. She has prosecuted fraud, employment, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and medical malpractice claims brought under federal and state laws. Ms. Lam is also involved in the investigation and development of new cases, including disputes involving major real estate developments throughout the country.
Before joining the firm, Ms. Lam was an associate attorney at a national employment law firm. While there, she represented individuals and retirees in cases arising under wage and hour laws, ERISA, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Ms. Lam graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2014, where she is a member of the Order of the Coif. In law school, she served as the Production Editor for the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal. She also worked as a research assistant to Professor Reuel Schiller, on his book Forging Rivals: Race, Class, Law, and the Collapse of Postwar Liberalism (Cambridge University Press, 2015).
Ms. Lam received her B.A. in international development studies from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2011.
Ulti-Mate Connectors, Inc. v. American General Life Insurance Company: Represented plaintiffs who alleged that American General, among other defendants, fraudulently organized, administered, and sold rights to participate in voluntary employee beneficiary association plans that were not compliant with IRS regulations. The litigation resulted in a favorable settlement for the plaintiffs.
RCHFU, LLC v. Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation: Represent plaintiffs alleging that Marriott Vacations Worldwide, among other defendants, breached various fiduciary duties by engaging in acts that decimated the value of the plaintiffs’ property interests in the Ritz-Carlton Club located in Aspen, Colorado.
In re: Vizio, Inc. Consumer Privacy Litigation: Represent a putative class of purchasers of Vizio Smart TVs alleging that Vizio collects and monetizes highly specific data on consumers’ viewing histories without their consent.
Steven Cooper v. United States of America: Represented a veteran of the United States Army who alleged that he received negligent medical care at a VA facility, resulting in a delayed diagnosis of aggressive prostate cancer. The plaintiff alleged that by the time the cancer was discovered and diagnosed, it had become incurable. Ms. Lam was on the team that tried the case to verdict, resulting in a $2.5 million judgment for the plaintiff.
Publications and Presentations
Co-author, “H.R. 1215: Obliterating Access to Justice for Severe Medical Negligence,” Impact Fund Practitioner Blog, May 2, 2017.
Author, The Real ID Act: Proposed Amendments for Credibility Determinations, 11 Hastings Race & Poverty L.J. 321 (2014).