Linda M. Doyle - McDermott Will & Emery


Linda M. Doyle serves as the Firm’s General Counsel. Prior to her appointment to this position, Linda focused her practice on all aspects of employment-related litigation and counseling. She has advised boards of directors and employers on employment issues, develops and delivers training sessions for employees and management, and conducts internal investigations relating to whistleblower, discrimination and other claims. Linda has experience in negotiating labor contracts and representing clients in arbitrations under collective bargaining agreements, as well as in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and the US Department of Labor (DOL). Linda also counsels private equity companies, investors and boards of directors on leadership change and succession issues.

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  • Served as lead counsel and secured a defense verdict on behalf of a manufacturer and distributor of wire products against allegations of wrongful termination, harassment and discrimination
  • Served as lead counsel and secured a defense verdict from the DOL for a food company against a Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower allegation
  • Served as lead counsel and secured a defense verdict for an energy company and its CEO against allegations of breach of contract and tortious interference with a contract related to a non-competition agreement

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  • Chambers USA 2008 to 2018, Labor & Employment
  • Benchmark Litigation 2014 to 2019, Litigation Star, Labor & Employment
  • The Legal 500


  • American Bar Association, Litigation and Labor and Employment Law Sections
  • Shattered Globe Theatre Company, board member


University of Michigan Law School, JD, 1993
St. Joseph’s University, BS, 1985


Courts/ Agencies
US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

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