Susan S. Hassan



Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity and Corporate Governance


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Susan S. Hassan has a diverse corporate practice with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate governance and strategic advice matters. She advises Fortune 500, middle-market and emerging companies on a variety of corporate and capital markets transactions, including private equity transactions, public and private acquisitions and dispositions, strategic alliances, public and private securities offerings, and venture capital financings. She has substantial experience in advising family-controlled companies and has worked extensively in the financial services, energy, technology and health care industries.

Ms. Hassan repeatedly has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. She was named one of Investment Dealers’ Digest’s “40 Under 40” and one of Chicago’s “40 Under 40” by Crain’s Chicago Business. She regularly serves as a guest lecturer on mergers and acquisitions at Harvard Law School. Ms. Hassan serves on the boards of directors of The Clean Energy Trust and The Women’s Sports Foundation, and she is a member of the executive committee of the Ray Garrett Institute. Ms. Hassan also serves as a hiring partner for the Chicago office, is a member of Skadden’s Diversity Committee and has been active with Skadden’s women’s initiatives. She received her undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Michigan and is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. In 2009, Ms. Hassan was named a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute.

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J.D., The University of Michigan Law School

B.A., University of Michigan (with distinction)


Member, Board of Directors, The Clean Energy Trust

Trustee, Women's Sports Foundation

Member, Board of Directors, Chicago Public Library