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Suzanne is a litigation attorney who handles litigation throughout New York state courts and in federal courts across the country, including multidistrict and class action litigation.

She counsels and represents a wide variety of clients, including individuals, manufacturers, media companies, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, financial institutions, municipalities, not-for-profit organizations, small business owners, school districts and universities.

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  • Defend school districts in IDEA hearings and advise districts on compliance with IDEA and Section 504 regulations
  • Obtained summary judgment affirmed by Second Circuit for school district in First Amendment claims by student concerning threatening instant message

  • Listed in:
    • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, 2020-2022
    • New York Super Lawyers®, Environmental Litigation; Antitrust Litigation; Personal Injury Defense: General, 2010
    • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Rated
  • Syracuse University College of Law Board of Advisors, 2020
  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2018 - present
  • Northern District of New York, ADR Mandatory Mediation Program, Mediator 
  • Onondaga County Bar Foundation, Board of Directors, 2015 - present
  • Central New York Women’s Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2014 - present
  • New York State Bar Association, Women in the Law Section, 2014 - present
  • Syracuse University Law Alumni Association, Board of Directors, 2013-present
  • Syracuse University College of Law, Volunteer evaluator for trial/appellate competitions and panelist
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County, Landlord/Tenant Court Volunteer, 2006 - present
  • New York State Bar Association, Co-Chair Appellate Practice Committee of the Commercial and Federal Litigation section, 2016 - 2019
  • Hiscock Legal Aid Society, Board of Directors, 2010 - 2018; Board Chair, 2014 - 2017
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Empire State Counsel Pro Bono 2018 Honoree
  • YWCA Champion of Diversity, 2017
  • Successful Business Women Awards, Central New York Business Journal, 2016
  • Auburn High School Alumni Hall of Distinction, 2015
  • Leadership Greater Syracuse, Graduate, 2009

  • Expert Witnesses in the New York State and Federal Courts, New York State - Federal Judicial Council and Advisory Group Second Circuit Continuing Legal Education Program, October 19, 2018
  • Panel Member, NDNY-FCBA CLE, The Disciplined Deposition: Tips for Taking a Deposition in a Federal Court Proceeding, March 31, 2016
  • Panel Member, NDNY-FCBA CLE, False Claims Act and Qui Tam Seminar, April 22, 2015
  • The False Claims Act – What You Need to Know, Bond In-House Counsel CLE Series, November 18, 2014
  • False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement: All Points of View, Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association CLE, July 15, 2014
  • Drafting 101: Complaints and Removal Papers, Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association CLE, March 18, 2013
  • Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Act,  Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association CLE, August 13, 2012

  • Member, Women Presidents' Organization, Syracuse Chapter II, 2019
  • Former Board Member, Child Care Solutions, 2007-2012