Susan Herman, Litigation Division Chief

Susan Herman is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Maine School of Law. She joined the Office of the Attorney General in 1979 and was assigned to represent the Department of Manpower Affairs (now named the Department of Labor). In 1982, Susan transferred to the litigation division where she worked until 1984, when she left the Office of the Attorney General to join the Clifford law firm in Lewiston. Susan’s practice at the firm included civil litigation and employment matters. She became a partner in the firm in 1996.

In 2000, Susan returned to the Office of the Attorney General, joining the litigation division. Susan has represented state agencies and employees in a broad range of discrimination issues, including employment discrimination and claims of discrimination relating to state programs. She appears in federal court, state court and before administrative agencies such as the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Maine Human Rights Commission and the federal Office of Civil Rights. Susan has regularly made presentations on the topics of workplace harassment and the Americans with Disabilities Act to state employees, supervisors and recruits at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.

Susan served on the Board of Overseers of the Bar, Fee Arbitration Commission from 1998-2004, and was Panel Chair from 2002-2004. Susan also served as the designee of the Office of the Attorney General to the Advisory Committee on the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure. Susan currently is the designee of the Office on the United States District Court Local Rules Committee. In 2007, Susan served as the chair of a subcommittee appointed to make recommendations to the Civil Rules Committee on amendments relating to electronic discovery issues. Susan was also involved in the development of the litigation hold protocol for the Office of the Attorney General.