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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 and Appellate practice groups. Her commercial litigation experience covers a variety of issues in state and federal courts, including complex business disputes, contract disputes, and commercial torts. Her appellate experience includes advising and representing clients before Nevada’s appellate courts and the Ninth Circuit.

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.

Awards/Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America – “Ones to Watch” in Appellate Practice and Commercial Litigation (2024, 2023)
  • Nevada Business Magazine – “Legal Elite/Top Rank Attorneys” (2023) and “Legal Elite/Best Up & Coming Attorneys” (2023,2022)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers – “Rising Stars” (2024, 2023)

Professional Affiliations

  • Volunteer, Lawyer in the Library program, Washoe County Law Library
  • Member, Washoe County Bar Association
  • Member, Northern Nevada Women Lawyers Association
  • McDonald Carano Representative, Meritas Emerging Leaders Program
  • Member, Bruce R. Thompson American Inns of Court

Speaking Engagements

  • “Sexual Harassment Awareness and Prevention,” seminar hosted by Associated General Contractors Nevada Chapter, February 9, 2023
  • “Sexual Harassment Awareness and Prevention,” seminar hosted by Associated General Contractors Nevada Chapter, October 14, 2021

Publications

Attorney News

18 Attorneys Recognized as “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars” 2024

McDonald Carano is proud to announce that 10 of our attorneys are recognized as “Super Lawyers” and eight are recognized as “Rising Stars” in the 2024 edition of Mountain States…

Women’s History Month: Northern Nevada Women Lawyers Association Social Event

McDonald Carano proudly sponsors the Women’s History Month celebration on March 28, 2024, hosted by the Northern Nevada Women Lawyers Association and Washoe County Bar Association. The social event held…

Lawyer in the Library: Attorneys Volunteer to Assist Those in Need

Please click here for additional information about the Lawyer in the Library program. McDonald Carano proudly thanks Karyna Armstrong, Adam Hosmer-Henner, Phil Mannelly, Lance McKenzie, Jane Susskind, and Katrina Weil…

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