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Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., cum laude
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., with high honors

Admissions

  • California
Suzanne E. Rode, Counsel San Francisco
srode@crowell.com
Phone: +1 415.365.7276
275 Battery Street, 23rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111-3305

Suzanne Rode is a counsel in the Commercial Litigation Group at Crowell & Moring's San Francisco office. Her practice focuses on complex litigation, including commercial contract disputes, employment matters, and privacy and cybersecurity. Suzanne has significant experience with e-discovery and managing document productions in complex litigation.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Suzanne was an associate with the San Francisco firm, Folger Levin & Kahn LLP. She received her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2007, where she served as executive editor for the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review. While in law school she interned at the San Francisco Office of the City Attorney and worked on the City's constitutional challenge to discriminatory marriage laws in California.

Representative Matters

  • Representing a major university in connection with its defense of complaints that a former employee filed with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
  • Represented a Silicon Valley semiconductor company against former employees and their companies in trade secrets litigation resulting in a confidential settlement.
  • Represented a venture capital firm in connection with its defense of claims made by a former employee of a startup.
  • Represented global corporations in their affirmative recovery efforts against price-fixing cartels.
  • Represented a client in class action litigation in both federal and state courts in California arising out of an alleged loss of protected health information of individuals.
  • Represented retailers in litigation concerning a major fire at a Northern California shopping center.
  • Obtained a preliminary injunction for a major car rental company against an online travel agency after a two-week evidentiary hearing.
  • Represented a Chapter 7 trustee in complex disputes regarding the recovery of holding company assets and the prosecution of recovery litigation.
  • Represented a prominent national homebuilder in litigation with two of its development partners over multi-million dollar housing developments.
  • Represented individuals in their successful applications for a T visa, based on status as a victim of human trafficking, and for asylum, based on membership in a particular social group.


Affiliations

Admitted to practice: California 

Memberships

American Bar Association
Bar Association of San Francisco


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