Argues before the U.S. Supreme Court on First Amendment issues; law professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism; represents news organizations including The New York Times, ABC, NBC, CBS and Time magazine on First Amendment issues; history-making advocate for the Times in the Pentagon Papers case; counsel to the Brooklyn Museum of Art when then-New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani threatened to cut off funds over controversial art; author, Speaking Freely: Trials of the First Amendment.

Linda L. Addison
54, Fulbright & Jaworski, Houston.

Technology specialist, arbitrator, corporate counselor and litigator; lead counsel for the former directed trustee of Enron Corp.’s 401(k) plan, helped secure a $37.5 million settlement; defeated a $500 million breach of contract and fraud claim against Schlumberger Ltd., an oil and gas technology company; lead counsel for Mars Inc., secured a $4.2 million judgment in a pet food patent infringement case; founded the Center for Women in the Legal Profession at the University of Texas School of Law; sits on her firm’s executive committee and promotes healthy work/life balance; author, Texas Practice Guide: Evidence.

Cesar L. Alvarez
59, Greenberg Traurig, Miami.