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Philip F. Suse

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Philip F. Suse advises prominent clients across a broad range of industries -- public utilities, manufacturing, petrochemicals and airline, among others -- in connection with their acquisition and divestiture activities in the US and abroad. He is the former managing partner of the Firm’s North America region and served as a member of the Firm's Executive Committee. He was also the chairman of the Firm’s North America Corporate and Securities practice, as well as member of Global Mergers and Acquisitions Steering Committee. He is also actively involved in pro bono and community work serving as a member of the Board of Directors of LINK Unlimited, a non-profit organization that provides educational college preparatory opportunities for economically disadvantaged African-American high school youth.

Practice Focus

Mr. Suse focuses on mergers and acquisitions -- both local and multijurisdictional -- joint ventures, securities offerings transactions, securities compliance and corporate governance matters, and other corporate transactions.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association - Member
  • American Bar Association - Member


  • Illinois~United States (1981)


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D.) (1981)
  • University of Pennsylvania (M.A.) (1978)
  • University of Riyadh (ITT International Fellow) (1977)
  • College of the Holy Cross (B.A., summa cum laude) (1976)


  • English