Susan Phillips has built a diverse career at Steptoe & Johnson on the foundation of making things happen. Having spent a number of years as a busy trial attorney, Susan understands the business of law and what it takes to be a successful lawyer. Now, Susan wears multiple hats within the firm and is an integral part of the firm’s growth in Kentucky and in the higher education arena. As the Office Manager for the Lexington, Kentucky office of the firm, Susan ensures that the lawyers in the office have everything they need to serve their clients. In that position, Susan is able to pivot quickly and add value in whatever situation is at hand.
Susan is also a vital member of the firms Higher Education team and helps manage the business development and marketing activities of the team, as well as manages several client relationships. Within the higher education practice, Susan is able to use her experience as a litigator and regularly represents institutions when they manage Title IX situations, including assisting with investigations, attending hearings, and negotiating outcomes.