Stacy R. Linden
Stacy R. Linden is vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of the American Petroleum Institute. She has extensive experience in administrative, environmental, political and campaign finance law, corporate compliance, corporate criminal investigations and securities defense. She has successfully developed complex litigation and advocacy strategy, managing large teams of attorneys and coordinating large-scale, time-sensitive projects.
Ms. Linden joined API’s Office of the General Counsel in 2007 and assumed the role of managing counsel in November 2009. During her tenure, Ms. Linden won 11 of 12 lawsuits filed by environmental non-governmental organizations in federal court challenging upstream industry operations, and successfully settled the remaining suit. She was instrumental in the 2010 launch of API’s Political Action Committee, ensuring compliance with federal election campaign finance laws.
Prior to joining API, Ms. Linden was an associate in the offices of several Washington area law firms, including: Hogan Lovells; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft; and Jones Day. She clerked for the Honorable Glenn T. Harrell, Jr. of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. While in private practice, she managed large, multi-district federal and state litigation focused on white collar crime, health and managed care law, civil securities, accounting fraud, foreign corrupt practices, antitrust, toxic torts and breach of contract. Her previous clients include senior management of Fortune 500 and other domestic and international corporations in the financial services, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, telecommunications and computer industries.
She served from 2011-2013 as the corporate secretary of the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Women’s Energy Network, where she remains an at-large board member. She is a trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.
Ms. Linden holds a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Catholic University, and received her Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from American University, where she served as articles editor for the school’s Administrative Law Review. She is admitted to the bars of the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, the U.S. Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. She lives in Washington, D.C.