Suzanne Milne Alexander concentrates her practice on complex litigation with an emphasis on business, employment and catastrophic tort litigation. She has been a member of trial teams responsible for cases that have gone to verdict in state and federal courts, including in Illinois, Texas and Louisiana. She has represented Fortune 100 companies in product liability defense, toxic tort defense, environmental disaster claims, defense of securities class actions, defense of patent infringement and other intellectual property claims, defense of inventorship claims as well as trade secrets and breach of contract claims.
Suzanne was a member of the trial team that defended BP in In Re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon” in the Gulf of Mexico, which resulted in eleven deaths and environmental damages claims approaching $50 billion. She focused on issues of civil liability and government regulations, and helped prepare and produce witnesses appearing at deposition, investigated and secured complex expert witness testimony, and conducted factual investigation surrounding the explosion and resulting spill.
In addition to her courtroom experience, Suzanne advises clients on matters involving risk management and employment liability, and on matters at the pre-suit stage of litigation with a focus on helping her clients avoid costly discovery disputes and trials.
Suzanne received a B.S. in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University in 1996. She graduated summa cum laude from DePaul University College of Law in 2004, where she served as the Editor in Chief of the DePaul Law Review and received Order of the Coif.