Suzie Scanlon Rabinowitz | Managing Partner, Suzie Scanlon is active in the pursuit of practicing law differently and has been working as a pioneer in the virtual law firm space for more than ten years and is an advocate for legal industry change. Suzie has co-authored a book to be released by the ABA in January 2015, entitled FINDING BLISS: Innovative Legal Models for Happy Clients & Happy Lawyers. She is a proponent of alternative legal fees and developing innovative legal solutions.

Suzie practices in the fields of commercial transactions, licensing in the technology industry and marketing material review for alternative investments. She specializes in legal process management and high volume work flows for financial services companies. Prior to joining the virtual law firm world she worked as a traditional lawyer at the law firms Sullivan & Cromwell and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. She also worked at the National Association of Securities Dealers (predecessor to FINRA) and in the New York State Executive Chamber of Governor Mario M. Cuomo as a Press Aide. Suzie earned her law degree in 1995 from Fordham Law School where she  served as the Annual Survey Editor of the Fordham Law Review and was the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award for Torts and Criminal Law. She received her B.A. in medieval studies from Sarah Lawrence College in 1992 with honors. Suzie is also a recent graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program which is a scholarship based entrepreneurship program for business owners.

Bar Admissions
New York

Employment History
Co-founder and Managing Director, Bliss Lawyers a legal recruitment alternative focused on full-time and part-time lawyer secondments
Senior Counsel, Berger Legal LLC
Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Summer Associate, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Selected Speaking Engagements

Panelist:

The Hottest Trends in Legal Technology, Virtual Law Firms for the New York State Bar Association

Speaker:

The Virtual Lawyer: Virtual Law Firms and Other Legal Models, The Business and Ethics of Managing a 21st Century Law Firm, Stein Center for Law and Ethics and Corporate Law Center, Fordham Law School

Panelist:

Alternative Legal Careers, Fordham Law School

Speaker:

Developing Future Leaders, International Association of Fundraising Professionals

Speaker:

Next Generation of Board Development, Association of Fundraising Professionals

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The Creation of an Associate Board, New England Association of Healthcare Philanthropy

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Pursuing an Alternative Legal Career, Lawyers in Transition, New York State Bar Association


Professional & Civic Associations: Current Activities
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Alumni
Member, New York State Bar Association
Board of Directors, LaGuardia Community College Foundation
Member, Fordham Law Women’s Networking Group
Founding Chairperson, Danbury Hospital Associate Board of Directors
Co-Chair, The Windward School Annual Fund 2013-2014

Education
J.D., Fordham University School of Law
Annual Survey Editor, Fordham Law Review
B. A., Sarah Lawrence College