Linda Dale Hoffa is recognized as one of Philadelphia’s leading white collar lawyers and chairs Dilworth’s White Collar/Government Investigations Practice Group. She is an outstanding trial attorney, skilled negotiator and empathetic counselor. Her 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.
Linda’s experience and knowledge of criminal law help corporations and individuals successfully navigate the complex regulatory and law enforcement landscape. She focuses her practice in the areas of criminal defense and counseling, internal corporate investigations, and corporate compliance programs.
Linda has conducted hundreds of investigations and numerous high profile trials. Her clients include physicians, attorneys, business owners, elected officials, corporations and non-profits facing a broad spectrum of white collar investigations. She has worked on virtually every kind of white collar case, including financial and securities fraud, corruption, criminal tax, antitrust, False Claims Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, environmental criminal cases, as well as sex and violent crimes.
In recognition of her trial skills, Linda was inducted in 2007 as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), and in 2016 was selected to present a mock trial before Justices of the United States Supreme Court and Justices from the United Kingdom as part of the U.K. and U.S. Exchange sponsored by the ACTL.
During her tenure as a federal prosecutor, Linda also served in policy positions as the Chair of the Criminal Chiefs Working Group for the U.S. Department of Justice, and as Senior Criminal Counsel at the Senate Judiciary Committee. At the Senate Judiciary Linda worked for five-term incumbent U.S. Senator Arlen Specter during the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Justices Sotomayor and Kagan. Early in her career she was appointed as a Special Assistant to Attorney General Janet Reno to work on a detail as DOJ’s Spokesperson for the Oklahoma City Bombing prosecution. On two separate occasions she was awarded DOJ’s Director’s Award for Superior Performance for complex case trials.
After working at the U.S. Department of Justice, Linda was the Senior Executive Deputy Attorney General at the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office. She also worked at the Governor’s Office of General Counsel as the Executive Deputy General Counsel for Criminal Justice where she was the most senior attorney handling criminal related issues for all Commonwealth agencies.
She currently teaches a course she designed called “The Law of Investigations” at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Temple University Law School. Linda speaks at many conferences and frequently comments on criminal cases on television and in publications, such as the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Law 360, The Legal Intelligencer and The New Yorker.