Susan Usatine is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. She is regarded as a litigator who understands how the Information Age has indelibly altered the way businesses make strategic decisions including the handling of high-stakes disputes.
Susan has served as trusted counsel to high level entrepreneurs, private equity firms and financial and accounting service professionals for more than twenty years. She represents domestic and international businesses in bet-the-company litigation in federal and state courts, mediation and arbitration proceedings.
As a result of her successful and disciplined handling of fast paced, multi-state litigation with enormous information volume, Susan spearheads the firm’s strategic planning in the area of litigation technology and is the founder and leader of the firm’s Discovery Services Practice Group.
In 2020, Susan was named Innovator of the Year by the New Jersey Law Journal and has been recognized as a United States’ Top 250 Women in Litigation by Benchmark Litigation for three years. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. See Award Methodology. Susan’s clients believe this honor recognizes the results she obtains in the courtroom and her keen understanding of technology’s effect on litigation strategy and outcome. Susan has answered sophisticated clients’ “more for less challenge” by using efficiency strategies in every matter. The game-changing litigation efficiencies she has developed and implemented are widely recognized as best practices throughout the legal profession.
Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1998
Boston University, B.A., 1995
As published in: New Jersey Law Journal September 18, 2020
June 2, 2020
November 25, 2019
As published in: Benchmark Litigation November 1, 2017
New Jersey Law Journal April 10, 2019Susan M. Usatine
Law360 June 21, 2017Susan M. Usatine
New Jersey Law Journal March 20, 2017Susan M. Usatine
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