Linton Mann III is a Partner in Simpson Thacher's Litigation Practice. Linton represents clients in a broad range of high-stakes litigation and investigation matters including securities, shareholder derivative disputes, class actions, antitrust and complex commercial disputes. Linton’s clients typically include corporations, financial institutions and private equity firms, as well as boards of directors and board committees. Linton is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Uncommon Charter Schools New York City which oversees twenty-three public charter schools in Brooklyn, New York. He is also on the Board of Directors of Manhattan Legal Services, a program of Legal Services NYC, the largest provider of pro bono civil legal services in the country, and he is the Secretary of the Board of Directors of DukeNY, a division of the Duke Alumni Association. Linton was named to Benchmark Litigation’s 2017 “Under 40 Hot List,” which honors the achievements of the nation’s most promising emerging law firm partners under the age of 40.
Linton also has significant pro bono experience including representing low-income tenants in New York City’s Housing Court and New York’s trial and appellate courts. He also participates in and coordinated (2009-2016) the Firm’s Legal Outreach Internship. Legal Outreach is an organization that prepares urban youth from underserved communities to compete at high levels by using intensive legal and educational programs as tools for fostering vision, developing skills, enhancing confidence and facilitating the pursuit of higher education.
Linton joined Simpson Thacher following his graduation in 2007 from Duke University School of Law, where he served as the Co-Chair of the Moot Court Board. He was selected as the recipient of Duke Law's 2017 Young Alumni Award, honoring an individual who has graduated within the past 15 years and has made significant leadership and service contributions to Duke Law School and the legal profession. He received B.A. degrees in Political Science and Speech Communications from the University of Georgia in 2004. He is admitted to practice in New York.
Areas of Practice
Class Action/Complex Litigation
Co-Chair of Knowledge Management Committee and Summer Associate Program
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