Linda Netsch is an attorney specializing in negotiation, conflict resolution, and mediation. She teaches negotiation at Harvard Law School and trains business and legal professionals throughout North America and Europe. Her consulting projects include designing organizational conflict management systems, helping companies prepare for complex negotiations, and individual coaching for corporate, legal, and governmental professionals.
In addition to training and consulting, Ms. Netsch practiced law at an entertainment law firm in Los Angeles and worked as an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Attorney at the US Postal Service Headquarters in Washington, D.C. As an ADR attorney, her duties involved increasing the use and effectiveness of negotiation, mediation, and other alternative dispute resolution processes within the Postal Service. She also mediated federal contract and employment disputes and facilitated sessions on changing federal rules and regulations.
Before private law practice, she served as an officer in the US Air Force – first as a communications-electronics program manager for a European satellite project and then as an attorney practicing criminal prosecution and labor law. She was on the faculty of the Air Force Academy for four years, teaching business law and negotiation/conflict resolution.
Ms. Netsch has a B.S. in Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She lives in Mt Pleasant, South Carolina.