Hon. Susan S. Soussan
Mediator and Arbitrator, Susan S. Soussan, P.C., 1995-present; Partner, Greenberg Peden Siegmyer Oshman & Soussan, 1977-94; State District Judge, State of Texas, 1994.
Arbitrator (sole, panel member or Chair) in 200+ cases. Currently serves on the following panels: AAA Commercial, Employment, Real Estate, and Large Complex Case Panels; International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) Panel of Neutrals, Employment Panel (Southwest Region), Energy Oil & Gas Panel (Southwest Region), Environmental Panel, Judicial Panel and US-China Business Mediation Panel.Umpire in Ike Hurricane appraisal disputes involving commercial and residential properties.
Commercial litigator for 17 years, primarily working with contracts, real estate, banking, partnership disputes, and general business.
Mass torts and class action disputes involving millions of dollars in controversy and in final settlement (3000+) cases, including medical devices, pharmaceutical, toxic tort exposure, oil & gas refinery plant explosions, automobile rollovers, tire failures, asbestos & silicosis;
Labor and Employment Law (1000+) cases have included Title VII, 1983, ADA, FLSA, non-compete, age, ERISA, TCHRA - settlements in the 5, 6, 7 figure dollar range;
IP (300+) cases have included patent infringement, trade secret, copyright involving multi-million and multi-billion dollar demands and settlements particularly in fields of technology (hardware & software disputes among all major computer related companies) and energy (tools, pipelines);
Oil & gas/energy (500+) multi-billion and million dollar disputes involving all facets of upstream, midstream & downstream issues, interpretation of Joint Operating Agreements with Areas of Mutual Interest, exploration, gathering, production and marketing of LNG agreements among all world-wide oil and gas/energy companies;
Insurance law (300+) cases have included contract interpretation & bad faith claims; partnership disputes, business separation, real estate, probate, medical & legal malpractice, securities, tax fraud, construction, breach of contract, defamation and personal injury (personal injury matters - 1000+ as a result of mass tort litigation). All demands & settlements in these cases have been in the 8, 7, 6, 5 and 4 figure dollar range.
Education: University of Texas (BA, with honors-1974); University of Houston (JD, Order of the Barons-1977).