Linda Hoffa

Dilworth Paxson
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Dilworth Paxson
Philadelphia, PA
Phone 1: 215.575.7288

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Linda Dale Hoffa helps individuals and entities involved in regulatory and law enforcement investigations and proceedings, and focuses her practice in the areas of investigations, criminal defense and counseling, and corporate compliance.

Her prior executive level experience as the Criminal Division Chief at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia 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.  She is a Fellow in both the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. She is also a Lecturer-in-Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. 

Linda has conducted hundreds of investigations and numerous high profile 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, wire and mail fraud, health care fraud, securities fraud, corruption, criminal tax, antitrust, False Claims Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, environmental crimes, 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 United States Supreme Court and Justices from the United Kingdom as part of the U.K. and U.S. Exchange sponsored by the ACTL in 2016.

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, 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 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 for more than 25 years, Linda worked in the Executive Office at the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office as the Senior Executive Deputy Attorney General. 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 at the University of Pennsylvania Law School a seminar titled The Law of Investigations. Linda speaks at many conferences and frequently comments on criminal cases for television, radio and print media, including The Washington PostThe Philadelphia InquirerLaw 360The Legal IntelligencerThe New Yorker, Sirius XM Radio Dan Abrams’ Show, and CBS News.


Practice Areas

  • Anti-Corruption
  • Appeals
  • Compliance Counseling
  • Congressional Investigations
  • Corporate Crime
  • Corporate Governance
  • Cybercrime
  • Environmental
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Government Contracting, Bid Protests and the False Claims Act
  • Government Investigations
  • Healthcare
  • Insider Trading
  • Internal Investigations
  • Qui Tam; Whistleblower Defense
  • SEC Enforcement
  • Securities Litigation
  • State Attorney Generals
  • Title IX
  • Trials
  • White Collar Crime