Ian S. LinkerPartner
Ian Linker has nearly 20 years of civil litigation experience. Before joining Rivkin Radler’s Insurance Coverage Practice Group, Ian worked for 12 years as in-house counsel for MetLife’s litigation department, where he acquired significant experience in appellate work and nationwide ERISA-benefits litigation. In that role, Ian managed ERISA litigation matters, counseled clients, and trained and supervised attorneys handling ERISA litigation.
Ian also led MetLife’s appellate practice group where he organized and presided over several moot courts to prepare attorneys for oral argument, mentored in-house attorneys who volunteered to brief and/or argue an appeal, and supervised their drafting of briefs and preparation for oral argument.
For almost two years while at MetLife, Ian also served as the Company’s e-discovery counsel. He has extensive insurance litigation, class action, complex commercial litigation, antitrust, and product liability experience.
Ian has volunteered to work pro bono for an organization representing women who have suffered domestic violence and for an organization representing death-row inmates.
In 2011, Ian was briefly a candidate for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey. He has written several opinion editorials for publication.
In 2019, the well-respected Legal 500 recommended Rivkin Radler’s Insurance Coverage practice in the insurance: advice to insurers category. The Insurance Coverage Practice Group since 2016 has been included in the Chambers USA directory in the Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer category.
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United States District Court for the Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of New York
United States Court of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, Eighth and Ninth CircuitsEducation
Brooklyn Law School, Juris Doctor
University of Arizona, B.S.