- 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 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.
- Washoe County Bar Association
- Northern Nevada Human Resources Association
- McDonald Carano Representative, Young Lawyer Program, Meritas
- Bruce R. Thompson American Inn of Court
- Author, Decrypting Democracy: Incentivizing Blockchain Voting Technology for an Improved Election System, 54 SAN DIEGO L. REV. 785 (2017).
- Author, 2021 updates of Chapter 29 (“Judgements”) of the Nevada Civil Practice Manual.
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