- 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
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 and advises employers on evolving legal issues in the workplace.
Ms. Susskind also serves as McDonald Carano’s Emerging Leaders 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, Ms. Susskind 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. 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.
- The Best Lawyers in America – “Ones to Watch” in Appellate Practice and Commercial Litigation (2023, 2024)
- Nevada Business Magazine – “Legal Elite/Top Rank Attorneys” (2023) and “Legal Elite/Best Up & Coming Attorneys” (2022-2023)
- Mountain States Super Lawyers Magazine – Rising Star (2023)
- “Sexual Harassment Awareness and Prevention,” seminar hosted by Associated General Contractors Nevada Chapter, February 9, 2023
- “Sexual Harassment Awareness Prevention,” seminar hosted by Associated General Contractors Nevada Chapter, October 14, 2021
- Washoe County Bar Association
- Northern Nevada Women Lawyers Association
- Meritas Emerging Leaders Program
- Bruce R. Thompson American Inn of Court
- Author, “Navigating Multi-Party Appeals,” The Writ, Washoe County Bar Association, May/June 2023
- Author, “Understanding the Grounds of Relief from Final Judgment in Nevada,” McDonald Carano Legal Update, September 14, 2022
- Researcher, “A Wynn for the Nevada Gaming Commission,” The Writ, Washoe County Bar Association, September/October 2022
- Author, “Judgments” Chapter 29 of the Nevada Civil Practice Manual, 2021 updates.
- Author, Decrypting Democracy: Incentivizing Blockchain Voting Technology for an Improved Election System, 54 SAN DIEGO L. REV. 785 (2017).
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