Levy Ratner, P.C. - New York Attorneys Advocating for Unions and Workers for over 40 Years

Suzanne Hepner


  • Suzanne Hepner (Barnard College, B.A., 1995, University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 2000) has spent her entire career in the labor movement. She is currently chair of Levy Ratner’s Bankruptcy and Collections practice, which is devoted to securing health, pension and other benefits for union members. Hepner has represented various Taft-Hartley funds in collections matters, ERISA litigation and bankruptcy proceedings and primarily represents the 1199 National Benefit Fund, which provides health insurance to hundreds of thousands of union members and their dependents. She has represented both benefit funds and unions in several complex and high profile bankruptcy cases in health care and other industries.

    Hepner also represents the firm’s clients in arbitrations, litigation, administrative agency proceedings and collective bargaining negotiations. Prior to practicing law, she was employed at Yale University where she was a member of HERE. She later became a Chief Steward and Organizer for HERE’s 2,500-member bargaining unit at Yale.

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    Admitted in NY and CT