is speaking in the following sessions:
Changing Your Litigation Culture:Â Lessons from the New Orleans Saints
Suzanne M. Ganier
has spent over fifteen years involved in all aspects of insurance defense and coverage litigation in Illinois, Arizona, and Louisiana.
She began her career handling a high volume of liability claims for the Chicago Transit Authority and has since handled hundreds of cases in the areas of general liability, automobile liability, products liability, medical malpractice liability, construction defect, and commercial litigation.
Suzanne has also served as Illinois House Counsel for a large domestic automobile insurance carrier as well as in-house positions for two other major international carriers.
Suzanne has also served as Chairperson for nearly a hundred arbitrations in Cook County Illinois.
Suzanne transitioned from the practice of law to litigation management in 2008 when she became the Director of Litigation Management for Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation.
In this position, she
was responsible for the handling and management of over 3,000 individual suits and 4 complex class actions.
duties included developing and implementing litigation procedures and billing guidelines for a dozen outside law firms and daily involvement in complex and high exposure litigation.
Suzanne graduated with High Honors from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, where she specialized in research in the areas of Social Psychology and attitude change.
She received her law degree from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in 2005.
time in law school, she
was active in moot court and trial advocacy programs and taught legal writing to first year law students.
is licensed in Arizona and Illinois and is admitted in Louisiana as in-house counsel.
home in Mandeville, Louisiana with her
7-year old daughter who thinks that Mommy's job is really cool.