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Linda Singer, a Partner, joined Cohen Milstein in 2009 as head of the Public Client practice group. Ms. Singer is the former Attorney General for the District of Columbia.
Ms. Singer brings her extensive experience to lead the practice in supporting state Attorneys General, who serve as the critical front line in litigation protecting consumers, workers, and public resources. In addition to government clients, Ms. Singer represents other public-sector clients, including non-profit organizations and labor unions, in their efforts to ensure enforcement of laws protecting workers and consumers.
Ms. Singer currently represents Attorneys General in investigations and litigation involving fraudulent mortgage lending, unsafe and deceptive practices in the sale of prescription drugs, and misclassification of independent contractors in violation of state tax and employment laws.
Before entering the private sector, Ms. Singer led the seventh-largest state Attorney General’s office in the nation, overseeing the litigation and policy initiatives carried out by her staff of more than 350 lawyers. As the chief law enforcement officer for the District of Columbia, she was responsible for overseeing all of the District’s litigation, providing legal advice to the Mayor and the Directors of other District agencies, and for representing the interests of District residents through enforcement initiatives focused on consumer protection, public safety, and the environment. During her tenure as Attorney General, Ms. Singer successfully petitioned the Supreme Court to hear its first Second Amendment case in more than 70 years; developed new initiatives to combat gun violence; and expanded enforcement litigation aimed at protecting consumers, children, tenants, and victims of domestic violence.
Prior to serving as Attorney General, Ms. Singer was the Executive Director of the Appleseed Foundation, a national network of public interest law centers. Earlier in her career, Ms. Singer served a staff attorney in the Criminal Defense Division of the Legal Aid Society of New York City. She has spoken extensively before legal and other audiences and is a frequent contributor to numerous legal trade publications.
Ms. Singer is a graduate of the Harvard College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1988) and of Harvard Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 1991).
Ms. Singer is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and New York.
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