Linda Dale Hoffa is an effective criminal defense attorney whose experience and knowledge of criminal law helps corporations and individuals successfully navigate the complex regulatory and law enforcement landscape. At Dilworth, Linda is Chair of the White Collar/Corporate Investigations Practice Group. She focuses her practice in the areas of criminal defense and counseling, internal corporate investigations, and corporate compliance programs.
Linda is highly regarded by her peers for her trial work and as an advocate who works hard and efficiently for her clients. She is a skilled negotiator, empathetic counselor, and seasoned trial attorney. While her passion is criminal defense work, Linda’s prior executive level experience as the Criminal Division Chief at the Philadelphia U.S. Attorney’s Office and as the Senior Executive Deputy Attorney General at the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office provides her with unique insight into law enforcement’s investigative and trial strategies at both the federal and state level.
Linda has successfully conducted hundreds of investigations and numerous high profile trials, including matters in the health care industry and education field, and for companies that do business with the federal and state governments. She also has worked on securities fraud, criminal tax, antitrust, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, False Claims Act, and environmental criminal cases, as well as other fraud and corruption matters.
She currently teaches a course on the Law of Investigations at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Before joining the Firm, Linda served in other senior level positions in federal and state government. She was the Chair of the Criminal Chiefs Working Group (2008-2009) for the U.S. Department of Justice. The Criminal Chiefs Working Group provides advice and counsel from experienced criminal chiefs to the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on policy, management and operational issues impacting the Department of Justice.
From 2009-2011, Linda served as the late Senator Arlen Specter’s senior criminal counsel at the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. After that, Linda was the Executive Deputy General Counsel for Criminal Justice at the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of General Counsel and in that position was the most senior attorney handling criminal related issues for all the Commonwealth agencies.
In 2007, Linda was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers which limits its membership to the top 1% of trial attorneys in each state. On two separate occasions, she was awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice the esteemed Director’s Award for Superior Performance for her trial work on complex cases.
Linda is a frequent speaker at conferences, and she is often quoted in both print and broadcast news.