Overview

Susan focuses on management-side employment law, particularly on counseling and litigation prevention for technology, transportation, healthcare and retail companies. She handles a wide range of employment matters in federal and state courts across Missouri and Illinois, as well as successfully representing employers in mediation and administrative matters before the EEOC, NLRB, MCHR and IDHR. 

Susan enjoys assisting employers in proactively addressing employee issues through policy development, audits and training. She frequently publishes, presents and provides training to human resources, trade and employer groups on a variety of employment law issues, such as digital workplace challenges, social media policies and wage and hour audits. Susan earned her law degree from the University of Michigan, and her undergraduate degrees in journalism and psychology from the University of Missouri.

Susan serves as co-chair of Constangy’s e-Law Practice Group, and is also a member of the firm’s Diversity Council.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Selected for Diversity and Inclusion Award, Missouri Lawyers Media (2018)
  • Selected as a Rising Star, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® (2012-2017)
  • Up & Coming Lawyer and Law Firm Leader, Missouri Lawyers Weekly (2015)
  • Selected for Women in Leadership Program, FOCUS St. Louis Coro™ (2014)

Professional & Civic Associations

  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
    • Employment and Labor Relations Committee (2010 – present)
    • Chair of E-Discovery and Social Media Issues Subcommittee (2015 – present)
  • Missouri Bar Association
    • Labor and Employment Committee (2010-present)
    • Women in the Profession Committee (2010-present)
  • Women in eDiscovery, St. Louis Chapter
  • AAIM Employers' Association, Member and Panelist (2010-present)
  • Human Resource Management Association of Greater St. Louis (HRMA), Member and Panelist (2010-present)
  • Alumni Association of the University of Michigan
  • Mizzou Alumni Association
  • Sacred Selections Adoptions, St. Louis Chapter, Founding Board Member and Committee Chair (2010-present)

About Me

Susan is married and the proud Mom of two delightful little boys. In her scant spare time, she enjoys reading, camping, baking and college football.

News & Analysis

Client Presentations & Firm Publications

Speaking Engagements & Industry Publications

View Past Publications/Presentations 

Blogs & Videos

  • "There's a way to do it better. Find it."
  • Thomas A. Edison

Practice Emphasis

  • Digital workplace solutions
  • Defense of employment litigation
  • Counseling and advising in all areas of employee relations

Education

University of Michigan Law School

  • J.D., 2008

University of Missouri

  • B.J., summa cum laude in Journalism, 2005
  • B.A., cum laude with honors in Psychology, 2005 

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Missouri, 2008 
  • Illinois, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
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