Company: Earth & Water Law LLC
Location: Great Falls, Virginia, United States
Lindene Elise Patton, Partner at Earth & Water Law LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in corporate law and litigation.
After initially embarking upon her professional journey, Ms. Patton discovered her own penchant for problem solving and elected to pursue a career in legal service. She earned a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from the University of California Davis in 1985, after which she received a Master of Public Health in biomedical and environmental health science from the University of California Berkley in 1986. Ms. Patton returned to school and earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1993. Upon the completion of her degree, she was admitted to practice law in California in 1993 and the District of Columbia in 1996.
Ms. Patton is most proud of the work she did as the chief climate product and risk officer for Zurich Insurance during a series of appointments to the World Economic Forum. This work was used to provide input into the Global Risk Court every year. She also considers testifying in front of Congress twice and before the Senate Committee and House Committee on matters related to risk, insurance and sustainability to be a particular highlight of her career. Since 2016, Ms. Patton has been a partner with the Earth & Water Law LLC.
Previously, Ms. Patton held the positions of the senior vice president at Core Logic from 2014 to 2015, chief climate product and risk officer, senior vice president and counsel of Zurich Insurance between 1996 and 2014 and the vice president, senior consultant and counsel of environmental risk management services at the Willis Corron Corp from 1994 to 1996, to name only a few. As a testament to her success, Ms. Patton was inducted as a member of the American Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association and the California Bar Association.
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