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Linda is a member of Reed Smith’s Labor & Employment Group. She represents employers in various labor and employment matters and specializes in cases involving wrongful discharge litigation, employment discrimination, Fair Credit Reporting Act claims arising out of criminal background checks and wage and hour class actions. Linda also counsels employers on all aspects of employment law including sexual harassment, disability discrimination, dispute resolution and arbitration, employee handbooks and personal practices, and employee discipline and discharge matters.


  • Loyola Law School, 1980, J.D., Member, Loyola Law Review
  • Boston University, 1977, B.S., summa cum laude

  • California

  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of California
  • Supreme Court - United States

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Labor Law Section

Awards & Recognition

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America in 2013, 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • Ranked by Chambers USA (California, 2009-2019) (“Linda Husar is ‘responsive and exceptionally knowledgeable’ … She is recommended for a range of matters including wage and hour class actions, wrongful termination and employment discrimination.”)
  • Recognized by Legal 500 - Labor and Employment Disputes (including Collective Actions: Defense), 2017, 2018
  • Named a BTI Client Service All-Star, Labor and Employment by BTI Consulting Group, 2017
  • Named a "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America, 2016
  • Named Top Labor and Employment Lawyer in California in 2011, 2012 and 2013 (Daily Journal)
  • Named Top 100 Women Litigators (Daily Journal, 2009)
  • Honored as one of the preeminent attorneys in her field in Super Lawyers Magazine's Southern California Super Lawyers list for over 10 years
  • Achieved an AV Martindale-Hubbell Judiciary and Peer Review Rating