Overview

Suzanne L. Wahl's practice is focused on antitrust and trade regulation. She has appeared before federal and state courts on general commercial litigation matters, including both antitrust and class actions cases.

  • Experience

    • Managed electronic discovery issues and large scale document productions in multiple matters.
    • Defeated class certification in Rock v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, a case that challenged scholarship rules under the antitrust laws.
    • Represented the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the O’Bannon student-athlete­ likeness litigation. Defeated class certification on a damages class, which resulted in the plaintiffs being deprived of claims that might have been worth billions of dollars.
    • Represented Valassis Communications, Inc. in a competition case against News America Marketing. A jury trial resulted in a successful verdict, leading to Valassis receiving $500 million in cash and other favorable terms.
  • Credentials

    Education

    • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2007, cum laude
    • Dartmouth College, A.B., History and Japanese, 2004, summa cum laude
      Phi Beta Kappa

    Bar Admissions

    • Michigan
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

        Professional Memberships

        • American Bar Association
          • Antitrust and Consumer Protection Daily Digest Committee, Vice Chair
          • Antitrust Law Section, Books and Treatises Committee, Past Vice Chair
          • Trade, Sports and Professional Associations Committee, Past Young Lawyer Representative
        • State Bar of Michigan
        • Washtenaw County Bar Association (WCBA), New Lawyers Section, Past Co-president
      • Insights

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        Event

        Are the So-Called “Killer Acquisitions” Getting a Bad Rap?

        NERA Economic Consulting

        Location:
        San Francisco, Calif.
        News Release

        Three Attorneys Named to 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers

        Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that three attorneys have been named to the 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

        News Release

        Schiff Attorneys Recognized in Michigan Women’s Edition for Fifth Year in a Row

        Partners Joanne Faycurry and Suzanne Wahl have been included in the 2019 Michigan Women’s Edition Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists for the fifth consecutive year.

        News Release

        2018 Michigan Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Recognized Three Schiff Attorneys

        Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that three attorneys have been named to the 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

        News Release

        Two Attorneys Listed in 2018 Michigan Women’s Edition Lists

        Partners Joanne Faycurry and Suzanne Wahl have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 Michigan Women’s Edition Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

        Event

        Joint Conduct 101: Sports and Professional Associations

        ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Joint Conduct Committee

        News Release

        Schiff Hardin Attorneys Named 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

        Two Schiff Hardin attorneys have been named 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers and one has been named a Rising Star.

        Alert

        Top 5 Antitrust Issues Facing Companies in the U.S. Today: #2 Competitor Collaboration

        Antitrust law has always been concerned about certain types of collaboration among competitors – but it has at times acknowledged that benchmarking, joint ventures, and information exchanges can promote competition if done properly.

        News Release

        Three Schiff Hardin Lawyers Named to 2016 Michigan Women’s Edition Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Lists

        Three Schiff Hardin attorneys have been selected for inclusion on the 2016 Michigan Women’s Edition Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

        News Release

        Six Schiff Hardin Lawyers Named to 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Lists

        The Super Lawyers selection methodology includes a statewide nomination process, peer review by practice area, and independent research on candidates.

        Other Publications

        Speeches & Presentations

        • “Are the So-Called ‘Killer Acquisitions’ Getting a Bad Rap?” (panelist) NERA Economic Consulting, San Francisco, Calif. (Sep. 12, 2019)
        • “Joint Conduct 101: Sports & Professional Associations Program,” panelist, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Joint Conduct Committee (Nov. 10, 2017)
        • “How Eisai v. Sanofi Will Affect Loyalty Discount Cases,” moderator, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Pricing Conduct Committee (Jul. 22, 2016)
        • “Implications of Sixth Circuit’s Collins Inkjet Corp. v. Eastman Kodak Co. Decision,” moderator, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Pricing Conduct Committee (Dec. 10, 2015)
        • “Play Ball: What Rules Are Reasonable,” panelist, ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting (Apr. 6, 2015)