Terry Rose Saunders graduated from Barnard College (B.A. 1964) and New York University Law School (J.D. cum laude 1973).  Following law school, she worked in Washington, D.C. as an associate at Williams & Connolly.  In 1975, Ms. Saunders moved to Chicago where she joined Jenner & Block as an associate and became a partner in that firm in 1981.  During this period, she concentrated her law practice in the areas of securities, class action, antitrust and other complex business litigation in state and federal courts, representing a broad range of individuals, small businesses and public corporations.   In 1987, Ms. Saunders left Jenner & Block to form Susman, Saunders & Buehler, a firm established primarily to represent plaintiffs in individual and class actions involving securities fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and business tort litigation, and she has continued that practice to this date.  She has also had a significant role in the litigation and settlement of a number of major antitrust and shareholder actions brought on behalf of class plaintiffs.

Ms. Saunders is a member of the Bar of the State of Illinois and the District of Columbia and has been admitted to practice in a number of federal and state trial and appellate courts throughout the country.

Ms. Saunders is the co-author of Securities Fraud: Litigating Under Rule 10b-5 (Lexis-Nexis), a practical guide to securities litigation.  She has participated in seminars and teaching programs on securities class actions, fiduciary duties and trial practice, including participation as a panelist in the Ray Garrett, Jr., Corporate and Securities Law Institute, Northwestern University Law School; as an instructor at the Mandel Clinic of the University of Chicago Law School Intensive Trial Practice Workshop; and as a panelist and moderator of ABA programs on class actions, fiduciary duty law of Delaware business entities, securities litigation and trial practice. Ms. Saunders served as co-Chair of the ABA Litigation Section’s Consumer and Personal Rights Litigation Committee, and the Class Action and Derivative Suits Committee.  She chaired the Chicago Bar Association’s Class Litigation Committee.