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Lindene Patton

Lindene Patton, Esq.


Lindene E. Patton is a partner at Earth and Water Law, L.L.C. and a licensed real estate agent in Virginia. She is a transactional attorney with extensive experience in the business of insurance, InsurTech, environment and data technology, including IP, privacy and related compliance matters. She is a globally recognized expert and thought leader in climate attribution liability, risk management, data, resilience and related risk management solutions, insurance policy and other financial services product development.
Practice Area: Today, Lindene supports InsurTech start-ups, for admitted and surplus lines, providing property, casualty and specialty lines coverages, from inception to launch and for ongoing operations. She advises a variety of entities on insurance strategy for large loss claims. She revises policy forms in response to emerging risk and more.

She has had appointments to the World Economic Forum, the International Energy Agency, the US Department of Commerce, the National Academy of Sciences and the Geneva Association. She has testified in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House or Representatives on matters related to risk management, resilience, climate change and CCS.

Lindene serves clients where the science meets the law, with practical legal advice that supports operational excellence and transformation.


Lindene is an attorney licensed in CA and DC; a Virginia licensed real estate agent; and an American Board of Industrial Hygiene-Certified Industrial Hygienist, retired. She holds a B.S. in biochemistry from the University of California, Davis; a Master of Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley; and a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.
Lindene has served as an independent member of the Board for the Center for Neighborhood Technology and an advisory board member for the University of California at Santa Barbara’s Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. Ms. Patton has served multiple board appointments including to the National Academy of Science; World Economic Forum Global Advisory Councils; Executive Secretariat of the U.S. Department of Commerce National Climate Assessment, the U.S. EPA Environmental Financial Advisory Board and as Chair of the Board of Advisors for the National Institute of Building Sciences Council on Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (CFIRE).
Ms. Patton served as Group Head of Hazard Products for Corelogic; Chief Climate Product Officer for Zurich Insurance Group; SVP / Counsel Zurich North America Specialties; VP / Counsel Willis; and Associate General Counsel Emcon. She has testified in both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.