Linda Blackwell

Linda Blackwell

Attorney at Law

San Ramon
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University of California at Davis King Hall School of Law
Linda Blackwell

Graduated from University of California, Berkeley, California, Bachelor of Arts in 1976. Obtained Juris Doctorate Degree from University of California, Davis, in 1980.

Worked for Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, Oakland, California, as a Deputy District Attorney from June 1980 to December 1984. Prosecuted crimes ranging from petty theft to homicide. Tried 75+ cases to verdict; prosecuted 250+ preliminary examinations.

From January 1985 through August 1989 worked at Fischer and Hurst Law Firm, San Francisco, California, as Associate. Trial Attorney in mass tort litigation. Managed a docket of 2000+ cases
… read more and a team of attorneys, paralegals and secretaries. Spent 80% of time in court settling or trying cases, or in law and motion.

From Sept. 1989 through Jan 1992 worked Chevron Corporation, San Francisco, California, as Litigation Counsel. Litigated cases involving environmental contamination; employment law; premises liability, tort and contract.

Continuing work with Chevron Companies, worked for Chevron USA, Inc., San Francisco, California, as Assistant General Counsel from Jan. 1992 to Dec 1996. Promoted to nationwide responsibility for managing the litigation of the operating company with the most litigation within the corporation. Designed litigation management techniques and processes to minimize costs and maximize results.

From Jan 1997 to Jan. 2002 returned to Chevron Corporation, San Francisco, California as Chief Trial Counsel. Promoted to management responsibility of all litigation and trial attorneys on the west coast for all Chevron companies. Managed lawyers, paralegals and secretaries and carried own caseload of litigation.

With Chevron/Texaco merger all litigation was out-sourced. Created new position of Managing Counsel-Real Estate and Information Technology Legal Services within Chevron Corporation Law Group, headquartered in San Ramon, California. Headed group of lawyers, paralegals and secretaries to provide legal services for information technology and real estate clients across the Chevron companies. Developed expertise in negotiating, drafting and managing and multi-million dollar IT contracts internationally and domestically. Developed legal expertise and provided counsel on electronic data privacy across the world, including writing privacy policies and terms of use statements for Chevron websites world-wide. Provided legal counsel on the encryption methodology used by company throughout the world. Designed and implemented business and electronic process for legal discovery compliance.
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