Suzzanne Uhland, an Entrepreneurial Role Model for Women

An expert in bankruptcy law, business restructuring, and distressed mergers and acquisitions, Suzzanne Uhland puts the myth that women can’t excel at math to rest, along with any other myths that women can’t succeed in the upper echelons of an esteemed global law firm. Possessing the entrepreneurial traits of leadership, vision, passion, and tenacity, she serves as a Partner at O’Melveny & Myers LLC, dividing her time between offices in San Francisco and Newport Beach, California. A gifted speaker, Suzzanne Uhland has delivered presentations to the California Bankruptcy Forum, the Financial Lawyers Conference, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and other organizations on topics related to corporate bankruptcy.

Honored in the 2010 Women Worth Watching issue of Profiles in Diversity Journal as one of the women representing “the best of what is possible for organizations that embrace gender diversity not as a ‘nice to have’ but as a strategic business imperative,” Ms. Uhland takes her position as a role model for the fairer sex seriously. A featured speaker at the Women in Law Empowerment Forum in March 2012, she joined the National Advisory Board of the group. The skilled attorney also supports the mentoring system, recognizing long ago that it works better than women equating professionalism with acting tough and aloof.

Suzzanne Uhland exhibited her entrepreneurial and business skills early, excelling academically at Stanford University, where she earned a B.A. with distinction and an M.A. She completed her J.D. at Yale Law School and clerked for United States District Court Central District of California Judge Mariana Pfaelzer. Listed in Who’s Who Legal: Insolvency & Restructuring in California, Ms. Uhland also earned recognition from her peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America. In addition, Orange Coast magazine acknowledged her as one of Orange County’s Best Lawyers, and Chambers USA cited her expertise in restructuring. Suzzanne Uhland has achieved success on her own terms, opening the path for more women and men behind her.


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