Linton Mann III

Litigation and Insurance Defense
Simpson Thacher
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017
(212) 455-2654
www.stblaw.com


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 is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Knowledge Management Committee and Summer Associate Program.  Linton was recently named a Rising Star by the New York Law Journal and Law360.  He is also a repeat honoree on Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under Hot List,” which honors the achievements of the nation’s most accomplished law firm partners under the age of 40.

Linton is the Chair of the Board of Trustees for Uncommon Charter Schools New York City which oversees twenty-four 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.

Linton's representative experience includes:

Representation of issuers and underwriters in several residential mortgage-backed securities actions

Representation of State Street Board of Directors in connection with shareholder derivative investigations and litigation

Representation of MasterCard in antitrust actions brought against it by American Express and Discover

Representation of one of the lead creditors in the In re Jefferson County Chapter 9 proceedings that, at the time, were the largest municipal bankruptcy proceedings in U.S. history

Representation of foreign corporation in connection with multidistrict antitrust class action alleging a price-fixing conspiracy

Representation of Virgin Mobile in securities litigation class action arising out of its IPO

Representation of multiple corporations seeking to enforce confidentiality and noncompete agreements

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 the Firm 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.

Work Highlights

Representation of issuers and underwriters in several residential mortgage-backed securities actions
Representation of State Street Board of Directors in connection with shareholder derivative investigations and litigation
Representation of MasterCard in antitrust actions brought against it by American Express and Discover
Representation of one of the lead creditors in the In re Jefferson County Chapter 9 proceedings that, at the time, were the largest municipal bankruptcy proceedings in U.S. history
Representation of foreign corporation in connection with multidistrict antitrust class action alleging a price-fixing conspiracy

Accolades

Benchmark Litigation, “40 and Under Hot List” (2017 and 2018)
New York Law Journal, Rising Star (2018)
Law360, Rising Star in Securities (2018)
The National Black Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40 (2018)
Duke Law School, Young Alumni Award (2017)

Education

Duke University School of Law, 2007 J.D.
Co-Chair Duke Law Moot Court Board
University of Georgia, 2004 B.A., Political Science
University of Georgia, 2004 B.A., Speech Communications

Associations

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York- LGBT Rights Committee (2009-2011)
New York State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Fellow
Board of Trustees of Uncommon Charter Schools New York City, Chair
Board of Directors Manhattan Legal Services, Board Member
Duke Law Alumni Association, Board Member

Admissions

New York 2008
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit 2011
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York 2008
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York 2008
U.S. District Court District of Colorado 2016