Cozen O’Connor: Bramlett, Susanna

Susanna Bramlett

Associate

Chicago

(312) 474-1624

(312) 382-8910

Recent Publication:

Seventh Circuit Locks External Applicants Out of ADEA Disparate Impact Claims [HR Headaches Blog]

It is not uncommon for a job posting state that the ideal candidate is a person with a certain number of years of relevant experience. Setting a target range of years of experience signals to applicants the level of complexity of the work or the skill level required, and can assist applicants in...

Susanna focuses her practice on labor and employment litigation and counseling. She has developed insight into the needs of employers across various industries, including higher education, health care, manufacturing, and hospitality. Susanna has experience in developing and executing legal strategy through all stages of litigation. She has also advised her clients on the best practices in drafting employment and severance agreements, complying with state and federal laws, and engaging in the collective bargaining process with unions. 

Susanna received her J.D. from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and Bachelor of Science in human and organizational development and political science from Vanderbilt University. While at Northwestern, Susanna was the associate executive editor of the Northwestern Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, research assistant to Professors Phillip Postlewaite and Martin Redish, and received a Public Service Star award in 2017. Susanna also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Judge Franklin Valderrama of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division.

Experience

Publications

Seventh Circuit Locks External Applicants Out of ADEA Disparate Impact Claims [HR Headaches Blog]

February 07, 2019

It is not uncommon for a job posting state that the ideal candidate is a person with a certain number of years of relevant experience. Setting a target range of years of experience signals to applicants the level of complexity of the work or the skill level required, and can assist applicants in...

Illinois Latest Among Wave of States to Ban Salary History from Hiring Process [Alert]

January 28, 2019

Susanna Bramlette discusses the executive order signed by the governor of Illinois prohibiting state agencies from asking job candidates about their salary histories.

New Illinois Law Puts Money Back in Your Employees’ Wallets [HR Headaches Blog]

October 12, 2018

As of January 1, 2019, Illinois will have one of the most expansive employee expense reimbursement laws in the country. Governor Bruce Rauner recently signed off on an amendment to the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act, requiring employers to reimburse “all necessary expenditures or losses...

Education

  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 2017
  • Vanderbilt University, B.S., 2011
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Illinois