Michele Stempel |Legal Practice Assistant
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As founder and chair of the firm’s eDiscovery Services group, Susan Usatine has developed a sterling reputation for the successful and disciplined handling of fast paced, multidistrict litigation with enormous information volume.
Susan is a litigator who understands how the Information Age has indelibly altered the way businesses make strategic decisions including the handling of high-stakes disputes. For over twenty-five years, she has served as trusted counsel to high level entrepreneurs, private equity firms and financial and accounting service professionals. Susan represents domestic and international businesses in bet-the-company litigation in federal and state courts, mediation and arbitration proceedings.
Clients note that Susan’s courtroom victories and her keen understanding of technology’s effect on litigation strategy and outcome distinguish her from peers and competitors. 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.
In addition to being chair of eDiscovery Services, Susan spearheads the firm’s strategic planning in the area of litigation technology and is also a member of the Litigation Department.
Honors & Awards
In 2020, Susan was listed as an honoree under the category of Innovator at the New Jersey Legal Awards hosted by 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.