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Linda Zeng

Senior Associate, Sydney Direct: +61 2 8240 8027 lzeng@gclegal.com.au

Linda is a highly skilled cyber and technology lawyer with extensive experience in both contentious and non-contentious matters related to cyber, technology, privacy, data security, intellectual property, life sciences, and incident response.

She assists clients in responding to complex cyber incidents acting as breach coach while providing complex cyber coverage as well as privacy advice to not-for-profits, small to medium enterprises, multinational corporations and government agencies. Linda’s experience also extends to advising and drafting privacy policies, agreement terms and corporate transactional documents from a cyber and technology perspective.

Linda has also been involved in the prosecution and defence of several complex professional indemnity and financial lines matters in high quantum claims relating to medical devices, information technology services and engineering solutions.

With a strong foundation in STEM and having studied Harvard’s Introduction to Computer Science (CS50) for Lawyers course, Linda possesses a deep understanding of the intersection between technology and the law. Her hands-on experience with coding languages enables her to bridge the gap between legal complexities and technological intricacies, offering innovative and effective solutions to her clients in simple terms. She is also able to simply convey to clients the practical implications of complex forensic findings with regard to a client’s legal and regulatory obligations.

Linda is an active member the Australian Insurance Lawyers Association, Asian Australian Lawyers Association, and Pride in Law, allowing her to connect with diverse groups, within the legal profession, promoting inclusivity and understanding across different sectors. Linda has actively participated as the technology leader in the NSW Young Lawyers Communications, Entertainment, and Technology sub-committee. In this role, she provided valuable updates on upcoming news as well as emerging cyber, privacy, and technology industry trends and advancements to members.

Linda’s unique blend of legal acumen and technical expertise reflects her dedication to assisting clients in resolving disputes efficiently and cost-effectively. Her commitment to staying informed about evolving technologies and industry trends ensures she remains a trusted advocate in the ever-changing cyber and technology landscape.

Linda has pioneered a pro-bono project on climate change advocacy, diversifying and expanding the scope of Gilchrist Connell’s pro bono practice. The climate change project provides a platform for individuals to engage in impactful work, balancing their legal responsibilities with their commitment to climate advocacy.  This initiative reflects Linda’s passion for environmental sustainability, a field delved into through her studies in the Sustainable Living Diploma program at the University of Tasmania. While some may question the connection between cyber law and environmental sustainability, Linda believes in the convergence of technology and law as a means to advance access to justice for all, in line with UN Sustainable Development Goal 16.