Leading Insurance Recovery Litigator
As one of the country’s top insurance recovery litigators, Linda Kornfeld has been instrumental in some of the country’s most prominent, high stakes cases.
As Managing Partner of the Los Angeles Office of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP, she is at the forefront of the fight against insurance companies for denying coverage, enabling policyholders to recover hundreds of millions of dollars.
Known for her legal expertise in headline grabbing cases over the past two decades, she said the biggest career leap for her was “stepping out from under the wings of my mentor. I learned that I can fly.”
Kornfeld is presently leading Penn State University’s trial team in a matter of national significance in insurance recovery efforts for amounts spent responding to the Sandusky sexual misconduct claims.
In another of her headline grabbing cases, she successfully secured a summary judgement for former executives of Silverton Bank, resolving coverage issues in a $71 million lawsuit brought by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation alleging breach of fiduciary duties.
Throughout her career, Kornfeld has focused on women’s leadership and career advancement. She serves as a West Coast leader of the Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Alliance, is co-founder of Kasowitz Women’s Leadership Initiative, and an Advisory Board member for the Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin. She is named among the top insurance recovery litigators by Chambers USA, listed among Lawdragon’s top 500 leading lawyers in America, and has been recognized five times among The California Daily Journal’s Top Women Lawyers.
Kornfeld is co-author of the treatise A Policyholder’s Primer on Insurance, published by the Association of Corporate Counsel. She holds a bachelor degree from the University of California and law degree from George Washington University.
She said she knew being an attorney was what she wanted to do since her first court hearing. “I love standing in front of the court and advocating for my clients,” she said. The words she lives by are “never forget to look up from your iPhone and see the world.”