A graduate of the New York University School of Law and licensed to practice in New York and Arizona, Susan has litigated class action matters throughout her career and has been lead counsel in numerous successful federal class actions benefitting many thousands of employees and retirees throughout the country.
Prior to moving to Phoenix, Ms. Martin was a partner in an employee/union-side law firm in Manhattan where she represented both professional and blue-collar employees and was counsel to several multi-employer pension and health and welfare benefit funds.
In addition to serving as counsel for employees and retirees in litigation, she is an active labor lawyer, representing unions in the public and private sectors and is chief negotiator for the musicians of numerous symphony orchestras around the country.
Susan has lectured extensively on ERISA and labor and employment law. She is a member of the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law and has served as a Co-Chair of the Section’s Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee. She is also a member of the Arizona Employment Lawyers Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Lawyers Coordinating Committee of the AFL-CIO.
Labor and Employment
ERISA and public and private pension and employee benefits
Wage, Overtime and Misclassification Cases under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state law
Disability insurance including Long Term Disability Benefits and Short Term Disability Benefits
Family and Medical Leave Family and Pregnancy Leave
Title VII Discrimination on basis of race, sex, national origin, religion, disability and age
Whistle Blower Protection
American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law: past Co-Chair, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee
State Bar of Arizona
Federal Bar Association
Arizona Employment Lawyers Association
AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Southern, Eastern, Western and Northern Districts of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
U.S. District Court ,District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
J.D., New York University School of Law , B.A., Antioch College