Michael F. Linden is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department. He has experience representing clients in complex markets-related disputes, including putative class actions alleging securities fraud, manipulation claims under the Commodities Exchange Act, SEC and CFTC enforcement actions, and shareholder derivative actions alleging breach of fiduciary duty.
Mr. Linden maintains an active pro bono practice, with a particular focus on prisoners’ rights. He has litigated Eighth Amendment cases involving inadequate medical care, failure by prison officials to protect persons in their custody, and religious freedom claims.
Mr. Linden received his BA, Phi Beta Kappa, from Wesleyan University in 2015 and his JD from Yale Law School in 2019. While in law school, Mr. Linden was a student in the Mortgage Foreclosure Litigation clinic, representing clients in both state and federal court. As a third-year student, Mr. Linden argued in front of the Connecticut Supreme Court, where he helped secure a unanimous reversal in his client’s favor.
Before joining Jenner & Block, Mr. Linden was a Public Interest Law Initiative Graduate Fellow at the Uptown People’s Law Center, litigating on behalf of incarcerated people and other marginalized populations in Illinois.
Mr. Linden currently serves on the Young Professionals Board of the John Howard Association, which serves as an independent monitor of Illinois prisons and advances reform for a fair, humane, and effective criminal justice system.