Suzanne Salgado’s practice focuses on trial work and civil litigation.  Suzanne has tried both bench and jury trials in courts around the country.  Suzanne represents individuals and corporations in high-stakes litigations—developing themes, preparing and examining key witnesses, and designing strategies that have resulted in favorable outcomes for her clients.  

A native of Washington, D.C., Suzanne received her B.A., cum laude, from Yale University in 2008.  She received her J.D., with high honors, from The George Washington University Law School in 2013, where she was the Senior Articles Editor for The George Washington Law Review.  After law school, she clerked for Judge Richard J. Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.  Suzanne is vice chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee.

Representative Experience

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

  • Defending Cardinal Health in state and federal trials relating to the Company’s distribution of opioid medications, including obtaining a complete defense verdict after a landmark 3-month-long, 70-witness bench trial in West Virginia.
  • Representing Cardinal Health as national counsel in the nationwide opioid litigation in federal multi-district litigation and state court proceedings. 
  • Representing financial service providers and law firms against civil RICO and fraud claims relating to credit reporting and credit report repair.
  • Representing the former President and Defense Minister of a Latin American country in the first-ever civil trial in the United States against a former head of state of a foreign country. 




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