Linda Imes

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in New York, NY

Spears & Imes LLP
 | 51 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212-213-6659
Fax: 212-213-0849
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (40%),
  • General Litigation (30%),
  • Securities Litigation (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Linda Imes is a co-founder of and partner in the highly respected New York City law firm of Spears & Imes LLP.  Since co-founding the firm in 2006, she has continued to build her already excellent reputation, making her the first choice of both individuals and business clients in New York, elsewhere in the United States, and internationally who face complex legal challenges in the following areas:

    • White collar criminal defense• Complex civil litigation• Securities enforcement

    After earning her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law and clerking for the Honorable John Gibbons on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Ms. Imes began working in private practice in New York City in 1983.  From 1985 through 1988, Ms. Imes served as a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York.  During her career as a prosecuting attorney, she gained valuable insight into the criminal process, including methods and strategies employed by the Government to investigate, obtain convictions, and prevail on appeal.  Since returning to private practice in 1989, she has been using that experience to build successful defense strategies in investigations and prosecutions. 

    In addition to her reputation as a skilled defender of clients under investigation, she has also earned the respect of both her clients and her peers for her trial and appellate advocacy in both federal and state appeals courts.  Ms. Imes is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Eleventh Circuits.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Criminal Defense: White Collar
    • 30%General Litigation
    • 30%Securities Litigation
    Focus Areas

    White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020

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    About Linda Imes

    Admitted: 1984, New York

    Professional Webpage:


    • Leader in the Field of White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, Chambers & Partners, 2009

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • New York Court of Appeals
    • New York’s Appellate Division
    • Member of the Board, New York Council of Defense Lawyers, 1997 - 1999 and 2012 - 2014
    • Member, City Bar's White Collar Criminal Law Committee
    • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
    • Member, Federal Bar Council
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    • Eastern District of New York
    • Southern District of New York
    • New York

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Practicing Law Institute, Expert Witness 2012, Role of Expert Witnesses in Complex Litigation (June 2012)
    • National Institute on Internal Corporate Investigations and In-House Counsel, To Preserve and Protect: D&O Insurance, Indemnification and Advancement (May 2009)
    • New York State Bar Association, Financial Penalties and Victims' Rights in White Collar Cases (November 2009)
    • American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Nothing Mock About It: Using Jury Consultants in the Real World (April 2010)
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Eighth Annual Defending the White Collar Case: In & Out of Court (November 2012)
    • Practicing Law Institute, Expert Witness 2015, Expert Witnesses at Trial (June 2015)
    • Articles Editor, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Northwestern University School of Law


    • Absolute Activist Master Value Fund, Ltd. v. Ficeto, No. 09 Civ. 8862 (GBD), 2013 WL 1286170 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 28, 2013)
    • Absolute Activist Value Master Fund Ltd. v. Ficeto, 677 F.3d 60 (2d Cir. 2012)
    • Morrison v. National Australia Bank Ltd., 130 S. Ct. 2869 (2010)

    Educational Background:

    • Northwestern University, M.A., with honors
    • Northwestern University, B.S., with honors, 1978
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    Office Location for Linda Imes

    51 Madison Ave
    New York, NY 10010

    Phone: 212-213-6659

    Fax: 212-213-0849

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    Last Updated: 5/23/2018

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