“Your edits look great, even better than I had expected.”
~Headmaster, Independent School
Susan is a member of the Firm’s Education Practice Group. Prior to working at the Firm, Susan was part of the in-house legal team at Boston Children’s Hospital, where she advised clinical staff on a variety of patient care issues on a real-time basis, in addition to supporting counsel handling malpractice and employment litigation. Susan also handled a range of civil litigation and administrative law matters while in private practice at Curtis Thaxter LLC in Portland, Maine.
In the school context, Susan is particularly experienced in counseling heads of school on parent, child and institutional relationships and conflicts, updating enrollment agreements, and staff, faculty and parent/student handbooks. Susan advises clients on school governance and administration; and employee hiring, discipline and termination. She is seasoned at mediation and at shepherding clients through crisis management situations.
Susan also has significant professional experience as a social worker and public administrator, having worked at public child welfare and social service agencies in New York City, Oakland, and San Francisco.
U.S. Court of Appeals
U.S. District Courts