Lotus Circle Advisor

Linda is a senior vice president and associate general counsel of Flagstar Bank, a division of New York Community Bank, responsible for all lending activities of commercial and private banking. Linda spent over 20 years in executive in-house legal positions for Fortune 100 financial institutions, including GE Capital and Capital One Bank. She is a regent for the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers and the chair of the ABA Committee on Asset-Based Lending. She is active in political advocacy on behalf of financial lending activities as a board member of the Loan Syndicated Trading Association’s Political Action Committee and served as vice chair of the GE Political Action Committee. Linda has received numerous awards at GE and Capital One for her customer focus, innovation, and leadership in the legal department, as well as her mentoring and leadership in women’s initiatives.

Linda has been active in philanthropic ventures her entire life. She has served on the executive committees of the boards of several nonprofits and has been instrumental in the development and the endowment of transformational capital campaigns such as the new organ for Grace Church in NYC, the Kanas Center for Hospice Care in Westhampton, the 2022 Quogue Library Expansion, the Quogue Junior Theatre Troop, the Quogue Wildlife Refuge, several infant orphanage education centers in China for Half the Sky Foundation, and the building of an elementary school in Cambodia dedicated to her two children for the Cambodia School Project. She also serves on the board and advisor’s counsel of Eleanor’s Legacy, Asia Initiatives, Global Glow, and Columbia University’s Global Mental Health program.

She received her juris doctoral degree Magna Cum Laude from Seton Hall University School of Law, where she was editor of the Law Review, and completed a master’s degree at The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Linda also holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from SUNY Plattsburgh, including studies abroad in Paris, France, and at McGill University in Canada. She lives in NYC and Quogue with her husband, two children, and two dogs.