About Stacy

Stacy Linden is a partner in Stoel Rives’ Energy Development group who brings vast experience in the oil and gas industry to counseling her clients. Stacy has handled a wide variety of issues concerning energy and environmental regulation, particularly concerning access to offshore and onshore natural resources. She also has extensive experience with all aspects of energy policy, the federal rulemaking processes involving environmental and natural resources statutes, overseeing and managing litigation, and navigating corporate compliance and political law issues.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Stacy served as the first female vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of the American Petroleum Institute (API). She is highly skilled at navigating issues that typically confront trade associations and their members. While at API, she successfully managed over a decade’s worth of multi-faceted legal and policy issues on behalf of the energy industry, including securing dismissals of eleven lawsuits challenging industry operations in the Gulf of Mexico after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident. A founding member of the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Women’s Energy Network (WEN), she previously served as WEN’s corporate secretary and as an at-large board member. Stacy also is active in the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, serving as a trustee from 2010 until 2019 and currently sitting on the organization’s Financial Advisory Committee.

Prior to her tenure at API, Stacy practiced in the Washington, D.C.-based offices of Jones Day; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft; and Hogan Lovells, where she developed an extensive background in large-scale, multi-district federal and state litigation focused on white collar criminal defense, health and managed care law, civil securities investigations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, antitrust, toxic torts, and breach of contract.

Over the course of her career, Stacy has successfully developed and implemented complex litigation and advocacy strategy, managed multi-disciplinary teams, and coordinated large-scale domestic and international projects. She is passionate about helping her clients find and implement creative solutions to complex issues.

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  • Successfully settled breach of contract suit in federal district court against a national pharmaceutical manufacturer.
  • Successfully defended an international specialty food trading company in breach of contract action in the federal district court, resulting in dismissal of the case with prejudice.
  • Represented a major insurance carrier in multi-district class action RICO litigation federal district court.
  • Represented Fortune 50 multinational technology company in toxic tort litigation in New York state court.
  • Represented multiple pharmaceutical companies against DOJ allegations of antitrust violations and corrupt sales practices.
  • Represented multinational banking institution in multiple state and federal civil securities actions, including shareholder derivative suits and multi-agency federal criminal.
  • Represented public company in DOJ investigation for potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
  • Represented multiple medical device manufacturers under investigation by the New Jersey Office of the United States Attorney and the United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform for alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute.
  • Represented national real estate investment trust in accounting fraud investigation before the SEC.
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Honors & Activities

  • Founding Member (2012), Director (2012–2016) and Corporate Secretary (2012–2013), Women’s Energy Network, Washington D.C. Chapter
  • Member, Financial Advisory Committee (2019–present) and Trustee (2010–2019), Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (2010–2018)
  • Member, The Union League of Philadelphia
  • Member, Dean’s Advisory Council, American University Washington College of Law, (2015–present)
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • Co-Author and Presenter, 61st Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Annual Institute: Stacy Linden & Peter J. Schaumberg, “Following the Yellow Brick Road—A Peek Behind the Curtain at Federal Agency Rulemaking,” 61 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. 2-1 (2015)
  • “The Importance of Prosecutorial Discretion,” The Environmental Law Forum, Vol. 33, No. 3, May/June 2016
  • Speaker and Panelist, WilmerHale Conference: Women in Energy and Infrastructure – Powering the Future, “Anticipate, Avoid and Defend: Facing Legal Challenges,” 2018
  • Speaker and Panelist, Covington & Burling Corporate Political Activity and Government Affairs Compliance Conference, “Practical Challenges for Corporate Political Law Compliance,” 2018
  • Speaker and Panelist, Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia, “Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Environmental Organizations: Women General Counsel of Trade Associations,” 2016
  • Speaker, 2015 Global Women’s Energy Leadership Conference, “The State of American Energy – 2015 and Beyond: Sustaining Human Capital through the Cycle of Learning from the Past and Building for the Future,” 2015

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