Susan Grisso de Ortega
Susan earned her law degree in 1993 from Columbia University with a focus on banking, capital markets, derivatives and tax laws where she was an Olin Law and Economics Junior Fellow 1992-’93; Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellow 1992-’93; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; and an editor on the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law. She received her B.A. in Economics from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1990.
Associate, White & Case, 1993 to 2003
Professional & Civic Association
Member, New York State Bar Association
Board of Directors, Vice President of the Board (2004 to Present) of the Appleseed Foundation (Mexico), a non-profit pro bono legal organization which established and operates the first pro bono legal network in Mexico; financial education projects; university classes on pro bono theory and practice highlighted by the Financial Times in Dec 2010; a constitutional amendment to establish a new right to an identity (free and timely birth certificate) for Mexican citizens; bi-national report and proposal of protection for unaccompanied minor migrants in US and Mexico, including draft legislative proposal, among other social projects targeting systemic change. See http://mexico.appleseednetwork.org
J.D. Columbia University School of Law
B.A. University of Michigan