• Biography

    Susan Wetzel is the chair of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Group. She counsels employers, executives and members of corporate boards regarding design, implementation, and compliance issues relating to retirement plans, welfare plans, employee benefits, executive compensation, and mergers and acquisitions. She has provided legal advice regarding the employee benefit issues in over 800 mergers and acquisitions throughout her career. Susan’s experience also includes, among other things, assisting U.S.-based clients with the design and implementation of equity incentive plans for the benefit of their globally-based employees. She is a frequent speaker on employee benefits issues at seminars for human resources groups, bar associations, individual companies, and continuing education seminars.

    Susan is a contributor to Haynes and Boone's Practical Benefits Lawyer blog, which discusses issues and developments in the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation.

  • Education and Clerkships

    • J.D. , Ohio Northern University , 1997 , with honors
    • B.B.A. , Western Michigan University , 1994 , magna cum laude

  • Admissions

    • Texas
    • Indiana
  • Court Admissions

    • United States Supreme Court
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit