Susan R. Koci

Counsel ( Chicago )

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Susan Koci joined Riley Safer after nearly 22 years working at other major law firms in the city of Chicago. She has represented large corporations, including insurance companies, chemical companies, manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies, in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Her practice has included litigation of numerous large complex commercial cases, product liability cases, medical device patent cases and national class action cases.

Over the past several years, Susan has focused on the management of complex discovery and e‑discovery issues, supervising the review of paper and ESI (electronically stored information) files. She enjoys working in the background and really getting to “know” the documents because that’s where the cases get made.

In addition to her work in the world of corporate law, Susan gained valuable insights, knowledge and experience during a three-year clerkship with the Hon. Daniel P. Ward of the Illinois Supreme Court. She also served as a trial attorney with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she handled criminal and civil antitrust investigations and prosecutions.



Hon. Daniel P. Ward, Illinois Supreme Court

Representative Engagements

  • Set up and managed review, production, and analysis of millions of documents in a multi-billion-dollar class action for a major insurance company.
  • Set up and managed review, production, and analysis of millions of documents in a multi-million-dollar breach of contract tort case for a major international chemical company.
  • Managed all aspects of discovery for a major manufacturing company’s product liability claims involving a common household product.
  • Performed in-depth analysis in numerous insurance class actions to support defeat of class certification.
  • Created a comprehensive 50 state handbook of privacy laws/regulations and data security/data breach laws/regulations for a major wholesale supply company and continued to provide real-time monitoring and advise regarding required modifications to affected company policy/operations.
  • Engaged in comprehensive analysis of patents and FDA clinical trials for use in a multi-million-dollar patent infringement case for a major medical device manufacturer.



Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, 1988 (Law Journal Editorial Board)
Loyola University of Chicago, 1985 (B.A. English and Political Science), magma cum laude

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Community Service

OMGC Counsel of Catholic Women, Secretary