Linda Dale Hoffa is recognized as one of Philadelphia’s leading white collar defense lawyers and chairs Dilworth’s Government Investigations/White Collar Defense Practice Group. She was the Criminal Division Chief at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia and the Pa. Attorney General’s top criminal prosecutor before entering private practice. She is a Fellow of both the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American College of Trial Lawyers. Both organizations offer invitation-only admission after a rigorous vetting process to elite trial lawyers who have achieved a career of excellence and demonstrated superior trial skills, and who possess outstanding character, absolute integrity, and consummate professionalism.
Linda helps individuals and entities successfully navigate regulatory and law enforcement investigations and proceedings. Her outstanding trial skills and prior work as a prosecutor—at both the federal and state level—provide her with unique insight into law enforcement and trial strategies that strongly benefit her clients and achieve for them the best and most efficient results. She focuses her practice in the areas of internal investigations, criminal defense and counseling, and corporate compliance.
Linda has conducted hundreds of investigations and numerous high profile criminal trials. Her clients include business executives, medical and legal professionals, educators and students, and government officials, as well as corporations and non-profits. She has worked on virtually every kind of investigation and criminal case, including RICO, health care fraud, securities fraud, bankruptcy fraud, corruption, criminal tax, antitrust, False Claims Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, environmental crimes, and sexual and violent crimes. She also represents individuals in Title IX matters and Office of Inspector General investigations.
In recognition of her trial skills, Linda was selected to present a mock trial before Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court and Justices from the United Kingdom as part of the U.K. and U.S. Exchange sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2016.
During her tenure as a federal prosecutor, Linda was the Chair of the Criminal Chiefs Working Group at the U.S. Department of Justice, and worked in the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee for five-term incumbent U.S. Senator Arlen Specter as his Senior Criminal Counsel. Earlier in her DOJ career, she was appointed as Special Assistant to Attorney General Janet Reno to serve 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 fraud and corruption cases.
After working at DOJ, Linda worked for the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General in the Executive Office, reporting directly to the Attorney General. She earlier worked at the Governor’s Office of General Counsel as the Executive Deputy General Counsel for Criminal Justice where she was responsible for handling criminal related issues for all Commonwealth agencies.
She is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and previously taught trial advocacy at Temple University School of Law, Villanova University School of Law, and Tsinghua University in Beijing China. Linda speaks at many conferences and frequently comments on criminal cases for television, radio and print media, including CBS and NBC News, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Law 360, The Legal Intelligencer, The New Yorker, and Sirius XM Radio Dan Abrams’ Show.
- Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, inducted 2022
- Selected to The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of White Collar/Government Investigations, 2019-2022
- Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, inducted in 2007
- Twice awarded Director's Award for Superior Performance, U.S. Department of Justice
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