Suzanne Day negotiates substantial insurance recoveries and litigates against major insurers under commercial and excess general liability, property and business interruption, professional and fiduciary, D&O, E&O, environmental and pollution, representations and warranties, and marine cargo policies. She develops highly successful negotiation and litigation strategies that have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on high-stakes insurance matters such as those involving long tail claims and catastrophic process safety incidents. Suzanne also advises on and litigates additional insured and other contractual indemnity provisions that maximize the protection of corporate revenue.

In addition to serving as first chair on complex insurance recovery matters, Suzanne has tried and favorably resolved civil suits related to fraud and embezzlement, commercial contracts, catastrophic injury, employment, and liabilities under state and federal environmental laws. She has conducted hundreds of corporate internal investigations and developed action plans to respond to violations of law or corporate policy.

Suzanne also has developed expertise in crisis management and disaster response, including providing advice on internal, criminal, and civil investigations, resulting civil and criminal court proceedings, negotiation of funding agreements with government authorities, implementing contract provisions relating to force majeure, making claims under available insurance policies, and communicating with government actors, media, public, employees, and insurers.

Prior to joining Bracewell, Suzanne spent more than 20 years in the Legal Division of The Lubrizol Corporation, eventually becoming its Chief Legal and Ethics Officer. In addition to serving as legal counsel and business advisor to a highly regulated global business, she directed the company’s insurance procurement and claims administration functions, managed its ethics and regulatory compliance, corporate transactions, governance, intellectual property, and public affairs services, and led significant insurance coverage and other litigation throughout her career.

Suzanne is a Fellow of the American College of Coverage Counsel, an honorary association recognizing the preeminent coverage lawyers in the nation.