Linda Klein '80 returns to Union to speak on law career

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Linda A. Klein ’80, a prominent Atlanta attorney who recently became president-elect of the American Bar Association, is returning to campus to give a talk on Wednesday, May 4, at 12:50 p.m. in Reamer Campus Center Auditorium.

Her talk is sponsored by the Alumni Speaker Series.

Her practice includes business dispute resolution, including contract law, employment law and professional liability. She works mainly with clients in the construction, higher education and pharmaceutical industries.

In 1998, she was the first woman to serve as president of the Georgia Bar. She served as chair of ABA’s House of Delegates and has been active in a number of ABA initiatives. In 2004, she received the ABA’s prestigious Margaret Brent Achievement Award. She is regularly honored among Georgia’s top attorneys.

The author of numerous published works, she is a frequent lecturer in the southeast U.S. She also has given talks in France, Sweden, Spain, Russia, Great Britain and Canada.

After graduating from Union, she earned her law degree from Washington & Lee University.