Alumna Linda Addison ’76 Honored by the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life
Texas Law Alumna Linda Addison ’76 has received the Shirley Bird Perry Longhorn Citizenship Award presented by the University of Texas Moody College of Communications Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life. This annual award recognizes UT alumni, students, and employees for individual or collective acts that bring honor to the University community and positively impact civic life and are “trusted, impactful, engaged citizens who demonstrate exceptional judgment, compassion for others, boundless energy, and a strong work ethic.”
Addison has worked to advance women in the workplace, in business leadership, and on corporate boards. She is Founding President of the Center for Women in Law and has received the University’s Presidential Citation and Distinguished Alumnus Award.
“Shirley Bird Perry, for whom the award is named, was an important mentor of mine,” said Addison. “It means a great deal to me to be honored with an award that bears her name.”
Addison, a U.S. managing partner of Norton Rose Fulbright, currently serves on the boards of KPMG LLP, Globe Life Inc., Catalyst, and the MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors. She also is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
She has received the American Bar Association’s Margaret Brent Award, the ABA’s highest award recognizing the accomplishments of women lawyers who have achieved professional excellence and paved the way to success for other women. Other honors that Addison has received include being chosen as one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in New York” by Crain’s New York Business and being one of 17 women among the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America” by The National Law Journal.
While at Texas Law, Addison was the first woman managing editor of the Texas Law Review. She is a trustee of the UT Law School Foundation, and a Lifetime Member of the UT System Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee. In addition to graduating from Texas Law, Addison also earned her bachelor’s degree from UT.
Addison was presented with the award by UT System Chancellor James Milliken March 22 at “Great Conversations 2022: The Future of Texas” on March 22, 2022. The event included a panel conversation among distinguished speakers and table conversations led by prominent statewide and community leaders.