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We are tenacious and creative problem solvers. We take time to understand the issues a client is facing and their business needs, then we work with them to identify possible solutions and determine their path forward.

Practice Areas

  • Employment
  • Labor Relations
  • Early Dispute Resolution
  • Complex Litigation
  • Pay Equity

Admissions and Qualifications

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Prior Experience

  • Exelon Corporation and subsidiary Constellation Energy, Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits (2012-2022)
  • Exelon Corporation, Associate General Counsel, Labor & Employment (2000-2012)
  • Commonwealth Edison Company, a Unicorn Company, Senior Counsel (1998-2000)
  • Dentons (f/k/a Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal), Associate (1995-1998)
  • Murphy Hesse Toomey & Lehane, Associate (1993-1995)
  • Hale & Dorr, Associate (1990-1993)

Susan H. Rider

(312) 726-6000

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Publishing & Speaking

 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS 

  • “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:  Best Practices, Implementation & Risk Management,” NAMWOLF 2022 Annual Meeting-Opening Day General Session, September 19, 2022.
  • ".Remote Work Checklist,” Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) Employment Law Institute, 2022.
  • “Can I Say That?  Employee and Corporate Speech in Polarized Times,” Federal Bar Association, Annual Employment Law Seminar, January 2021.
  • “Protecting Your Most Valuable Assets:  Trade Secrets, Restrictive Covenants and Your Employees,” Federal Bar Association, January 2021.
  • “A Changing Workforce:  How to Handle the Practical and Legal Considerations of a Transforming and Remote Workforce in this Highly Regulated Era,” Federal Bar Association, Annual Employment Law Seminar, January 2020.
  • “In-House Counsel:  How Do They Evaluate Cases for Settlement?” Federal Bar Association, Annual Employment Law Seminar, January 2019.
  • “#MeToo Take Two:  Liability Beyond Title VII,” Federal Bar Association, August 2018.
  • “What Every In-House Counsel Needs to Know About Internal Investigations,” Federal Bar Association, March 2017.
  • New Ways to Sue and Be Sued—Equal Pay Litigation Reignited:  Use of Social Media and Related Protected Concerted Activity Issues,” Federal Bar Association, Annual Employment Law Seminar, January 2017.
  • “Common Mistakes in Employment Litigation:  What They Are and How to Avoid Them,” Federal Bar Association, Annual Employment Law Seminar, January 2016.