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Susan Deniker

Susan Deniker focuses her practice in the areas of labor and employment law, higher education law and litigation.  Susan counsels clients on a wide variety of employment issues, including in the areas of wage and hour, discrimination, retaliation, FMLA, discipline and discharge.  She also conducts investigations, drafts policies and procedures, and prepares employment contracts and severance agreements.   

Susan’s higher education practice includes not only counseling on employment issues, but also encompasses representation on Title IX, student conduct, and compliance with federal and state legal requirements.  She also assists clients with crisis management, including coordination of internal, legal, and public relations matters. 

Susan also litigates employment, education, civil rights and other matters in state and federal court cases.  Further, she handles administrative matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, state human rights commissions, and the Office for Civil Rights of the United States Department of Education.     

Susan is one of the firm's representatives to the Employment Law Alliance which is a global network of highly skilled and accomplished labor and employment attorneys and law firms throughout the world.        

Susan is Chair of the firm's Labor and Employment Department, is a member of the firm’s Higher Education Team and a member of the Environment, Social, Governance ("ESG") group, a group of attorneys with experience and knowledge about how ESG impacts all aspects of business. 

Memberships & Awards
 

PROFESSIONAL

Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business
The Best Lawyers in America®
Best Lawyers® 2019 Morgantown, WV, Employment Law, Lawyer of the Year
Employment Law Committee, West Virginia State Bar Association
Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)
Super Lawyers® Rising Star
Harrison County Bar Association
William & Mary Law Review
Graduated summa cum laude, with department and general honors, Frostburg State University

INDUSTRY/CIVIC

Board of Directors, West Virginia Independent Colleges & Universities
Past President, Bridgeport Kiwanis
Member, Health Access Board of Directors
Past President and Director of Board, Criss-Cross, Inc.