Attorney Susan Davis
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Susan Davis

Managing Partner

Susan Davis

Managing Partner

Practice Areas

  • Ms. Davis has extensive experience in complex collective bargaining negotiations, union mergers, union restructuring and governance matters, internal union elections and related U.S. Department of Labor investigations.  Ms. Davis is a registered parliamentarian and serves as such for her union clients at executive board meetings and conventions. Ms. Davis also represents her union clients as employers in a wide variety of workplace issues.


  • Rutgers College Logo Rutgers–Newark University Law School, J.D., with high honors
  • Berkeley University of California Logo University of California at Berkeley, A.B., with high honors

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Not Admitted in California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • Supreme Court of New York State, Appellate Division, First Department

My Philosophy

I am proud to have spent the last four decades representing and fighting for unions in a broad range of industries. I look forward to continuing to use my expertise to empower and assist my clients with all their needs.

Awards and Recognition

  • Named repeatedly as a Super Lawyer for Employment and Labor Law
  • One of the Top Women Attorneys in the Metropolitan New York
  • New York Metro Super Lawyer
  • 2013 Peggy Browning Fund Honoree
  • Won the West Publishing Company’s annual jurisprudence award
  • Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • A member and former co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Section on Labor and Employment Law Committee on Practice and Procedure under the National Labor Relations Act
  • Former member of the Council of the American Arbitration Association
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Advisory Panel
  • AFL-CIO Union Layers Alliance Board of Directors
  • Cornell University ILR School Advisory Board

Representative Highlights

  • Ms. Davis recently represented her union clients as the lead or co-lead negotiator in negotiations with the New York Philharmonic, the New York Metropolitan Opera, and the Broadway League,.

  • Ms. Davis previously represented union clients in negotiations in the motion picture, television, health care, and transportation industries, as well as in public sector bargaining with the City of New York. Ms. Davis played a key role in the merger of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, as well as the merger of the United American Nurses and the California Nurses Association.

Off the Clock

  • In her free time

    Ms. Davis enjoys hiking, biking, reading, cooking, and pickleball.