SUSAN J. SNARE
2024 South Knoll Street Arlington, Virginia 22202
(703) 969-4868 (cell)
Highly organized attorney, Special Assistant and Attorney-Advisor to EEOC Commissioner and former partner with significant private law firm litigation and management experience as well as extensive experience in the labor/employment field seeking position to utilize cross-over skills. Applicant has ability to: analyze and advise on variety of complex legal and policy matters; analyze and advise on changes and trends in the law; provide speech writing and outreach support; analyze complex legal documents including case recommendations and condense into a persuasive product; prepare material for and participate in hearings and/or presentations; provide strategic guidance; identify and prepare experts and other witnesses; provide team support on wide variety of complex projects; analyze, investigate and respond to EEOC issues; draft documents; provide training; conduct investigations.
SPECIAL ASSISTANT/ATTORNEY-ADVISOR TO EEOC COMMISSIONER CONSTANCE BARKER, EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION, Washington, D.C., January 7, 2013 to present.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS SPECIAL ASSISTANT/ATTORNEY-ADVISOR TO EEOC COMMISSIONER CONSTANCE BARKER
•Represented and advanced goals of Senate-confirmed Presidential appointee in all matters, including legal, policy and administrative matters.
•Reviewed and provided advice on a variety of complex legal and policy matters, including: Commission procedures and functions, proposed litigation, numerous subpoena appeals, draft regulations, notices of proposed rulemaking, recommendations to participate in litigation as amicus curiae, federal sector decisions, Congressional matters, ethics requirements, and Commission policy issues.
•Played a key role with respect to Commissioner’s outside speaking and outreach activities including researching and drafting speeches covering a wide variety of topics, including EEOC enforcement issues and trends in the data, policy and regulatory updates, legislative issues, and small business concerns.
•Advised Commissioner on changes and trends in case law and legislation by providing daily review, analysis, and monitoring of cases before the Supreme Court, the appellate courts, the state courts, and agencies as well as the monitoring of legislation as it proceeds through federal and state legislative bodies.
•Monitored action items requiring a vote or decision by the Commissioner and ensured that action was always taken on timely basis.
•Acted as liaison with other Commissioner’s offices and with other offices within the agency, including OCLA, OCFO, OLC, OFP, OGC, and OFO, as well as with officials of other agencies, representatives of stakeholder groups, and members of the public.
•Participated in and prepared the Commissioner for stakeholder and other Commission meetings.
•Oversaw financial and budgetary matters
OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE IN WASHINGTON, DC:
THALER LIEBELER, LLP, Washington, DC: Senior Counsel, March 5, 2007 to December 31,2012. Practice areas: Employment and Business Litigation; Legal Counseling. Resigned to accept position with EEOC.
CONTRACT ATTORNEY: LEXOLUTION, Washington, DC: February 2007. Temporary position. Resigned to accept position with Thaler Liebeler, LLP.
WORK EXPERIENCE IN DALLAS,TX:
HERMES SARGENT BATES, Dallas, Tx: Litigation Partner January 17, 2000 to December 31, 2003. Practice areas: Employment and Business Litigation; Legal Counseling. Resigned to move to Washington, DC with family (husband was a senior political appointee in Bush Administration) and stay home with son.
COWLES & THOMPSON, Dallas, Tx: Litigation Partner January 1, 1995 to January 14, 2000. Practice areas: Employment and Business Litigation; Legal Counseling. Resigned to start new firm, Hermes Sargent Bates.
EPSTEIN BECKER & GREEN, Dallas, Tx: Litigation Partner January 1, 1992 to November, 1994. Practice areas: Employment and Business Litigation; Legal Counseling.
BELL, BOYD & LLOYD, Dallas, Tx: Litigation Partner March 1, 1990 to December 31, 1991. Practice areas: Business and Estate Litigation; Legal Counseling. Recruited by mentor to Epstein, Becker & Green.
SHANK, IRWIN, CONANT, LIPSHY & CASTERLINE, Dallas, Tx: Litigation Partner January 1, 1987 to February 28, 1990. Associate March 9, 1981 - December 31, 1986: Practice areas: Business and Estate Litigation; Legal Counseling. Recruited by mentor to Bell, Boyd & Lloyd.
PRIVATE PRACTICE AREAS OF EXPERTISE
AREA OF EXPERTISE – EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW- PRIVATE PRACTICE
Representation of employers (for profit and non-profit) in employment litigation in federal and state courts, as well as administrative bodies such as the EEOC. Areas of representation include the following: Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, pregnancy discrimination, negligent hiring, retaliation claims, wrongful termination, breach of restrictive covenants and covenants not to compete, breach of employment agreements and common law causes of action arising out of the employment context, such as emotional distress, slander and invasion of privacy.
AREA OF EXPERTISE – BUSINESS LITIGATION-PRIVATE PRACTICE
Experience in general business litigation in federal and state court for profit and non-profit companies, involving all types of business disputes including contracts, fraud, breach of duty, constructive trust, violations of trade secrets, fraudulent transfers, shareholders derivative suits, negligence, tort, Lanham Act claims, Deceptive Trade Practices Act, constitutional issues, copyright infringement and conspiracy.
AREA OF EXPERTISE – LEGAL COUNSELING-PRIVATE PRACTICE
Extensive experience advising for profit and non-profit businesses as well as individual clients on day–to-day decisions regarding legal aspects of business or activities. Assisted in legal and strategic decisions. Provided in-house training and conducted internal investigations. Provided advice regarding employment issues, sales, contracts, settlements, securing and protecting copyrights and/or trademarks and other transactions.
Baylor University School of Law: Juris Doctor 1980, cum laude Top 10%
Member: Baylor Law Review 1980, Baylor Law Review Notes and Comments Editor
Member: Order of the Barristers
Author: "The 1979 Amendment to the General Arbitration Act. Will it Allow Arbitration to Become a Viable Tool for Settling Disputes?"
Baylor University: Bachelor of Arts 1978
ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVITIES:
Bar Associations: District of Columbia Bar; State Bar of Texas
Member – Republican National Lawyers Association. Attended RNLA Election School and numerous RNLA Policy Conferences
Volunteer – Lawyers for Romney 2012
Volunteer George Allen (R-Va) Senatorial Campaign 2006
Volunteer Ronald Reagan Presidential Campaign 1980
Volunteer Gerald Ford Presidential Campaign 1976
National Presbyterian Center, Washington, D.C.
Junior League of Washington, D.C.: Sustainer Chair 2011-2012; 100th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon Vice Chair; Nominating Committee; Bylaws Committee; Ways and Means Council; Membership Task Force Co-Chair
Boy Scouts of America: Troop Committee Member and Advancement Chair
Cub Scouts: Cub Master; Den Leader
Numerous volunteer positions with local PTA
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE:
District of Columbia
State Bar of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
U.S. Tax Court