Linda Netsch is a Lecturer at Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School, and the Haas School of Business, teaching negotiation and conflict resolution. Her executive education and consulting practice focuses on developing leadership, negotiation, and collaborative communication skills. She works with clients from a variety of fields, including technology, pharmaceuticals, energy, banking & finance, health care, law, government, and education.
Linda’s projects include helping organizations prepare for major negotiations, working with international organizations to manage cultural and communication challenges, implementing major leadership development and change initiatives, and mediating large group conflicts. She has worked extensively in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and Latin America.
In addition to training and consulting, Linda practiced law at an entertainment law firm in Los Angeles and worked as an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Attorney at the US Postal Service Headquarters in Washington, D.C. As an ADR attorney, her duties involved increasing the use and effectiveness of negotiation, mediation, and other alternative dispute resolution processes within the Postal Service. She also mediated federal contract and employment disputes and facilitated sessions on changing federal rules and regulations.
Linda started her career as an officer in the US Air Force, where her experiences included the development, procurement, and production of a $200 million mobile satellite intelligence communications network for use by NATO and United States forces in Europe. She negotiated with NATO officials to integrate and install the system at numerous sites in Europe, and managed a team of over 30 personnel in the United States and Europe. She also coordinated the integration of intelligence communications projects throughout Germany, Spain, Italy, and the United Kingdom, and led the development of a local area network for intelligence analysts.
Linda has a B.S. in Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a law degree from Harvard Law School. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area.