Suzy Marinkovich’s product liability practice spans several industries, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, AI and robotics. She also advises clients on privacy and cybersecurity risks across these consumer-facing spaces. Recognizing the importance of regulatory and legal frameworks to her clients, she writes frequently on new developments that apply to emerging spaces where law and rapidly-changing technology intersect.
Suzy closely follows developments from regulators like FDA and CPSC to assess their impact on clients’ legal exposure and privacy and cybersecurity protections. Her practice focuses on helping clients bring their innovations to market in a way that minimizes risks related to product liability and advertising claims. And when challenges arise, she navigates clients through investigations and litigation with a sensitivity to their business needs that allows them to continue innovating and growing. Suzy has also given presentations to legal and healthcare industry professionals on the product liability implications of digital health.
Suzy tailors her advice and litigation strategy to each client’s unique stakes and needs, whether navigating a small client through mediation in a cost-efficient manner or managing the pretrial filings in a bet-the-company jury trial. Suzy’s experience spans the litigation lifecycle. She routinely briefs, argues, and wins motions. She takes and defends key depositions involving a broad array of claims. And she has played an integral role on several trial teams that took cases to verdict and judgment. This experience allows her to craft persuasive briefs across a wide variety of contexts, turning complex issues into clean prose.
Suzy began her career an associate at a large international law firm in New York. She received her J.D. from Cornell Law School and her B.A. from University of California, Santa Barbara, where she majored in both Political Science and Spanish and graduated magna cum laude. Between undergrad and law school, Suzy served as a Kiva Fellow working with microfinance institutions in Peru, Bolivia, and Chile. She is proficient in Spanish.
Suzy is committed to pro bono work and her dedication and advocacy earned her the Above & Beyond Award from Sanctuary for Families in 2015 and the Wiley W. Manuel award for public service in 2018. Her passion for pro bono extends from impact litigation to serving the most indigent and vulnerable members of the San Diego community where she was raised. Suzy also serves on the firm’s Women’s Strategy Committee and is an active member of the Wallace Chapter of American Inns of Court.
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