Susanna Rychlak Allen

713.632.8009 | Houston, Texas
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Professional Summary

Susanna’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and includes experience representing clients in a variety of sectors, including technology, energy, and transportation, among others. Susanna has represented multiple clients in class action disputes over alleged unfair trade practices in both state and federal courts, and also has experience in disputes involving antitrust litigation, government investigations, civil RICO, and general tort claims. Susanna has experience at the trial and appellate level, including the cert-stage and merits stage of the Supreme Court.

Susanna received her J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School where she graduated Order of the Coif and served as the Editor in Chief of the Vanderbilt Law Review. She clerked for the Honorable Julia Smith Gibbons of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Memphis, Tennessee. Prior to joining the firm, she practiced with Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, D.C. Susanna earned the highest score on the July 2021 Texas Bar Exam.

Representative Experience
  • Represented a Fortune 50 technology company in multidistrict consumer class action litigation related to cybersecurity issues.
  • Represented a leading multinational food company in defense of multiple putative class actions alleging deceptive and misleading marketing of certain products.
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru. Represented a coalition of religious groups in support of petitioners’ successful First Amendment argument; amicus brief cited in Supreme Court majority opinion.
Professional Honors & Affiliations
  • Member: Alumni Advisory Committee, Vanderbilt Law Review
  • Member: Leadership Council, Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, University of Mississippi
Education & Professional Background
  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2017 (Order of the Coif, Editor-in-Chief, 2016-2017, Vanderbilt Law Review)
  • University of Mississippi, B.A. International Studies, magna cum laude, 2014 (Phi Beta Kappa)
  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Julia Smith Gibbons, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2017-2018
  • Admitted to practice: Texas, 2021; District of Columbia, 2018; Tennessee, 2017; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2018; U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 2019; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2020; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2022