Suzie Scanlon Rabinowitz

Founder & Managing Partner
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Suzie 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 twenty years and is an advocate for legal industry change. Suzie has been recognized for her commitment to military spouses and received the prestigious “Emery K. Harlan Trailblazer Award” from the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) in 2023 in recognition of creating a unique virtual law firm that fosters a more diverse, equitable and inclusive culture and workforce, along with her leadership among women and minority owned businesses. Suzie has co-authored a book published by the ABA, 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 specializes in commercial transactions, legal process management and high-volume workflows for financial services companies. Before establishing SRD Legal Group, Suzie co-founded Bliss Lawyers in 2011, a virtual secondment firm employing high caliber attorneys to work on an engagement basis. In 2020, Bliss Lawyers was acquired by Axiom, the global leader in on-demand legal talent. 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 graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program which is a scholarship-based entrepreneurship program for business owners.

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Connecticut

Employment History

  • Co-founder and Managing Director, Bliss Lawyers which was acquired in 2020 by Axiom, the global leader in on-demand legal talent
  • Senior Counsel, Berger Legal LLC
  • Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • Summer Associate, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz


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

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
  • Speaker:
    The Creation of an Associate Board, New England Association of Healthcare Philanthropy
  • Speaker:
    Pursuing an Alternative Legal Career, Lawyers in Transition, New York State Bar Association

Emery K. Harlan Trailblazer Award, NAMWOLF Annual Meeting (2023)

Professional & Civic Association

  • Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Alumni
  • Immediate Past Board Chairperson, LaGuardia Community College Foundation
  • Trustee of NJ LEEP
  • American Heart Association's (AHA's) Counsel for a Cause
  • Leadership Advisory Board of The Ridgefield Playhouse
  • Founding Chairperson, Danbury Hospital Associate Board of Directors
  • Member, New York State Bar Association