The first woman President of the Harvard Law Review, the first woman to run a national Presidential election campaign and the youngest woman to be tenured at Harvard Law School, Susan Estrich has guided and advised her clients through their worst crises. With 20 years of experience in national politics and 30 years as a television commentator, talk radio host, and syndicated columnist, Susan does soup to nuts when her clients need her. She works with PR firms, outside strategists, and political consultants, and builds teams by example. She investigates rumors before they become fires, has long experience with corporate politics and strategic consulting, works closely with public boards and government regulators, and understands the importance of protecting reputation.
Susan has been involved in many high profile appeals across the country. Her clients over the last 35 years include Michael Milken, Equifax, Marvell Technology, USC, Claus von Bulow, McDonalds, Emad Muntasser and Leona Helmsley, as well as many companies that operate internationally and face issues in the United States.
While she began as an appellate lawyer, Susan relishes the challenge of decisive motions in the trial court, free of the time limits and niceties of appellate practice. She has won critical summary judgments and dispositive SLAAP motions; argued an endless number of jury instructions, along with discovery and evidentiary motions. She has become expert in dealing with orders to show cause. She relishes the relationships she develops with judges. She doesn’t believe every case should go to trial, and has settled a wide range of nine- and 10-figure disputes, as well as smaller suits that bring huge reputational risks.