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Education

J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 2006

    • cum laude
    • Executive Articles Editor on the Northwestern University Law Review

Skidmore College, undergraduate degree,1997

    • cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa 

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Susan M. Razzano is a partner at Eimer Stahl with experience in complex civil litigation including antitrust litigation and product liability and consumer fraud litigation.  Prior to joining Eimer Stahl LLP in 2011, Ms. Razzano was an Associate at Sidley Austin LLP where she had worked since graduating law school in 2006.

Ms. Razzano has worked on both state and federal cases and has experience with both multidistrict litigation and class actions. 

Highlighted Cases

  • Kleen Products Antitrust Litigation – Class action litigation pending in the Northern District of Illinois in which Plaintiffs allege that the Defendants, manufacturers of containerboard which is used to make cardboard boxes, conspired to restrict the supply of containerboard in order to increase the price of containerboard.
  • Mattox v. Edelman, et al. – Pro bono representation on appeal to Sixth Circuit, including oral argument.  Plaintiff appealed judgments for defendants in an action in which he alleged a constitutional violation for lack of medical treatment for an ongoing medical condition.
  • Liebler v. LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. – Class action litigation filed in the District of New Jersey in which Plaintiffs alleged failure to disclose the amount of internal memory available in certain mobile phones and the usability of external storage and asserted various consumer fraud claims against an electronics manufacturer.
  • Clark v. LG Electronics U.S.A, Inc. – Class action litigation removed to federal court in the Northern District of California in which Plaintiffs alleged defective design of a refrigerator and asserted various consumer fraud claims against an electronics manufacturer.
  • Koertge v. LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. – Class action litigation filed in the District of New Jersey in which Plaintiffs alleged defective design of a home theater system and asserted various consumer fraud claims against an electronics manufacturer. 
  • New Hampshire v. Hess, et al. – a multi-billion dollar litigation tried in New Hampshire state court in which Ms. Razzano represented a major oil refiner in a suit filed by the State alleging that an additive used in gasoline is defective and causes groundwater contamination. 
  • Temperature Adjusted Fuel Litigation – class action litigation pending in federal court in which Ms. Razzano represented a major oil refiner in a suit alleging deceptive and misleading practices and conspiracy to further the same in the sale of motor fuel to consumers.

Listed by Leading Lawyer as an Emerging Lawyer in Class Action/Mass Tort Defense in 2015.

Chicago Legal Clinic, Board Member

  • Kleen Products Antitrust Litigation – Class action litigation pending in the Northern District of Illinois in which Plaintiffs allege that the Defendants, manufacturers of containerboard which is used to make cardboard boxes, conspired to restrict the supply of containerboard in order to increase the price of containerboard.
  • Mattox v. Edelman, et al. – Pro bono representation on appeal to Sixth Circuit, including oral argument.  Plaintiff appealed judgments for defendants in an action in which he alleged a constitutional violation for lack of medical treatment for an ongoing medical condition.
  • Liebler v. LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. – Class action litigation filed in the District of New Jersey in which Plaintiffs alleged failure to disclose the amount of internal memory available in certain mobile phones and the usability of external storage and asserted various consumer fraud claims against an electronics manufacturer.
  • Clark v. LG Electronics U.S.A, Inc. – Class action litigation removed to federal court in the Northern District of California in which Plaintiffs alleged defective design of a refrigerator and asserted various consumer fraud claims against an electronics manufacturer.
  • Koertge v. LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. – Class action litigation filed in the District of New Jersey in which Plaintiffs alleged defective design of a home theater system and asserted various consumer fraud claims against an electronics manufacturer. 
  • New Hampshire v. Hess, et al. – a multi-billion dollar litigation tried in New Hampshire state court in which Ms. Razzano represented a major oil refiner in a suit filed by the State alleging that an additive used in gasoline is defective and causes groundwater contamination. 
  • Temperature Adjusted Fuel Litigation – class action litigation pending in federal court in which Ms. Razzano represented a major oil refiner in a suit alleging deceptive and misleading practices and conspiracy to further the same in the sale of motor fuel to consumers.
  • Omniscan litigation - involving over a hundred personal injury cases filed in state and federal courts around the country against a pharmaceutical manufacturer alleging negligence, strict liability, defective design, failure to warn, and breach of warranty.
  • Seroquel litigation - multidistrict litigation involving several hundred personal injury cases filed in state and federal courts nationwide against a pharmaceutical manufacturer alleging negligence, strict liability, defective design, failure to warn, and breach of warranty.
  • Baycol litigation - multidistrict litigation consolidating hundreds of personal injury cases filed in both state and federal courts around the country against a pharmaceutical manufacturer alleging negligence, strict liability, defective design, failure to warn, and breach of warranty.