Bar Admissions
  • California
  • Nevada
Education
  • J.D., cum laude, University of San Diego School of Law, 2018
  • B.A., cum laude, Provost Honors, Political Science, minor in Religious Studies, University of California, San Diego, 2011
Bar Admissions
  • California
  • Nevada
Education
  • J.D., cum laude, University of San Diego School of Law, 2018
  • B.A., cum laude, Provost Honors, Political Science, minor in Religious Studies, University of California, San Diego, 2011

Professional Background

Jane Susskind is an attorney in the Commercial & Complex Litigation, Employment & Labor Law, and Appellate practice groups.  Her commercial litigation experience covers a variety of issues in state and federal courts, including contract disputes, commercial torts, landlord-tenant disputes, and complex business disputes.  Her employment practice includes litigation involving discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination claims.  She also trains employees on evolving legal issues in the workplace.

Ms. Susskind also serves as McDonald Carano’s Young Lawyers Program representative for Meritas, the premier global alliance of independent law firms of which McDonald Carano is both a founding member and the exclusive law firm in Nevada.

Before joining McDonald Carano, she served as a judicial law clerk for Nevada Supreme Court Justices Ron Parraguirre, Elissa Cadish, and Mark Gibbons.  In her two-plus years as a clerk, she worked on cases in a variety of legal areas while gaining institutional knowledge about appellate practice and procedure.  She now uses this knowledge to successfully represent clients before Nevada’s appellate courts and the Ninth Circuit.

Ms. Susskind earned her J.D. cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2018.  She published the comment “Decrypting Democracy: Incentivizing Blockchain Voting Technology for an Improved Election System” in the San Diego Law Review and later served on its editorial board as a comment editor.  While in law school, she was also a national team member of the Appellate Moot Court, a judicial extern to U.S. District Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel and U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford, and a legal intern at the Advancement Project in Washington, D.C.

Before law school, Ms. Susskind was a senior policy consultant and media director for IVC Media, LLC, a non-partisan political consulting firm in California, where she managed campaigns, including California Senate and State Assembly races.  She also helped draft and pass legislation reforming the San Diego elections and led award-winning public affairs campaigns.

Awards/Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America – “Ones to Watch” in Appellate Practice and Commercial Litigation (2023)
  • Nevada Business Magazine – “Legal Elite/Best Up & Coming Attorneys” in Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, and Employment & Labor Law (2022)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Sexual Harassment Awareness and Prevention,” Associated General Contractors of Nevada, October 14, 2021

Professional Affiliations

  • Washoe County Bar Association
  • Northern Nevada Human Resources Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • McDonald Carano Representative, Young Lawyer Program, Meritas
  • Bruce R. Thompson American Inn of Court

Publications

Attorney News

Reno Office Attorneys Ranked Among Best Lawyers in America 2023

McDonald Carano proudly announces that 20 of our Reno office lawyers have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Three of…

Understanding the Grounds of Relief from “Final Judgment” in Nevada

Under Nevada Civil Procedure, the definition of a “final judgment” is relatively simple, but the procedural steps for obtaining a final judgment are not, and the requirements for obtaining relief…

Jane Susskind Receives “Ones to Watch” Recognition from Best Lawyers in America

McDonald Carano congratulates Jane Susskind on receiving “Ones to Watch” recognition from The Best Lawyers in America 2023 in Appellate Practice and Commercial Litigation. The award recognizes “extraordinary lawyers who…

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