Susanna Rychlak Allen

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Susanna Allen focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and has represented clients in a number of sectors, including technology, food & beverage, and professional services.  Susanna has represented multiple clients in class action disputes over alleged unfair trade practices in both state and federal courts.  She has also worked in the areas of antitrust litigation, government investigations, civil RICO, and general tort claims.  Susanna has experience at the trial and appellate level, including the cert-stage and merits stage of the Supreme Court.  

Susanna graduated Order of the Coif from Vanderbilt Law School, where she was the Editor in Chief of the Vanderbilt Law Review.  Following law school, Susanna served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Julia Smith Gibbons of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Memphis, Tennessee.  

A native of Oxford, Mississippi, Susanna graduated magna cum laude with a degree in International Studies from the Croft Institute for International Studies and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi.  Susanna serves as a member of the Leadership Council for the University of Mississippi Honors College and sits on the Alumni Advisory Committee for the Vanderbilt Law Review.  

Representative Experience

Though all cases vary and none is predictive, Susanna’s experience includes:

  • Representing a Fortune 50 technology company in multidistrict consumer class action litigation relating to cyber-security issues.
  • Representing a leading multinational food company in defense of multiple putative class actions alleging deceptive and misleading marketing of certain products.
  • Represented coalition of religious groups in support of petitioners’ successful First Amendment argument; amicus brief cited in Supreme Court majority opinion.  Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru, 591 U. S. ___ (2020).




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