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Susan has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of executive compensation, securities and employee benefits. She is president of the Chicago Chapter of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals, and chair of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Committee of the American Bar Association Business Law Section. She is also a former co-chair of the BNA Pension & Benefits Advisory Board as well as a former chair of the Federal Securities Law Subcommittee of the Employee Benefits Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, the Illinois State Bar Association Employee Benefits Section Counsel, the Chicago Bar Association Employee Benefits Committee and the Chicago Bar Association Federal Taxation Committee.

Susan is a frequent author and speaker on employee benefits, executive compensation and securities issues. She has been ranked one of America’s Leading Employment Lawyers in Chambers USA since 2011, listed in Best Lawyers in America in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law since 1995 and listed as one of the "Top 50 Women in Illinois Super Lawyers," as published by Law & Politics, 2006 - 2014 and 2016.

Susan is a co-author of The Executive Compensation and Disclosure Handbook: A Practical Guide to the SEC’s Executive Compensation Disclosure Rules (RR Donnelley, Revised 2010), a co-author of the BNA Tax Management Portfolio “Security Law Aspects of Employee Benefit Plans” and a contributing author to The Public Company Handbook: A Corporate Governance and Disclosure Guide for Directors and Executives (RR Donnelley, Revised 2021).

Last October, the SEC adopted final rules directing the NYSE and Nasdaq to adopt listing standards requiring companies to have clawback policies that provide for the recovery, in the event of a required accounting restatement, of certain incentive-based compensation received by current or former executive officers based on erroneously reported financial information.  

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