Suzy Marinkovich, CIPP/US, has a class action and product liability practice that spans the pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer product, and AI industries. She advises clients on the unique risks that consumer-facing companies face when making and selling products in the tech era.

Suzy’s 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. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the U.S. private sector and a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Suzy has also given presentations to legal and healthcare industry professionals on the product liability implications of digital health. She is an editor of the firm's Class Dismissed blog, which provides insights, recommendations, and timely reports on the latest defense news, developments, and trends in the most current class action lawsuits and product liability issues that affect consumer-facing companies.

Suzy tailors her advice and litigation strategy to each client’s unique stakes and needs, whether managing bet-the-company litigation or navigating a small client through mediation in a cost-efficient manner. 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.

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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