Former Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Los Angeles, CA
Susan is an Encore Fellow in the San Jose Mayor’s Office, managing the city’s Age-Friendly program, and a Visiting Scholar at the Stanford Center on Longevity, working on digital literacy options for older adults. Before that she spent two years as a Fellow at Stanford’s Distinguished Careers Institute, studying the interaction between social media and democracy and the history of disinformation and fake news. She has become a passionate advocate for fighting ageism, creating opportunities for older people, and increasing public understanding of how digital platforms operate.
Susan is a former partner in the firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson, where she worked on lawsuits arising out of the BP oil spill and other complex civil trials around the country. During her 35-year career, she also represented indigent convicted felons on appeal, defended that practice at cocktail parties, taught appellate advocacy at UCLA and Loyola Law Schools, and wrote articles for local news publications on interesting ways to spend time with two young boys.
Susan received her J.D. from Stanford Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Her hobbies include walking vacations, visiting cathedrals, and trying to get her essays published in The New Yorker.