Linda Petty

Chief Legal Officer

Ms. Petty has been SDI’s lead Counsel since she joined the firm in 2006. Ms. Petty has oversight responsibility for reviewing, amending, and negotiating terms of public (municipal, county and state government) and private contracts for SDI. She is also responsible for (i) evaluation of legal risks and communicating the appropriate legal course of action to meet business needs; (ii) management of compliance with federal E-Rate Program rules, reporting and filings; (iii) management of compliance with state, county and municipal contracting rules and regulations, including W/MBE, DBE and SBA compliance; and (iv) general corporate compliance. Prior to joining SDI, Ms. Petty was an Attorney for Alston & Bird, LLP where she handled acquisitions of American companies by multi-national entities with assets ranging from $500 million to $3.7 billion.

She received her J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1992 and Bachelor of Art from the University of Washington in 1985. She is currently a member of Illinois, New York, and Washington State Bar Associations.