Susan E. Salch has more than 23 years experience in the administration, rehabilitation, and liquidation of insolvent insurers. Since joining C&B in 1995, Ms. Salch has served as counsel to the Deputy Receiver or Special Deputy Receiver (“SDR”) gaining experience across the country. Her litigation experience includes defense of claims and related petitions filed in the receivership court as well as litigation filed in other jurisdictions. Ms. Salch has worked to defend class-action lawsuits, and both pursued and defended cases in receivership court.
Ms. Salch serves, or has served, as the primary responsible person for the Firm in its capacity as SDR in five Texas receiverships. As the partner in charge of the day-to-day operations of these receiverships, Ms. Salch continues to expand her management experience and knowledge of the insurance industry. Ms. Salch leads takeover teams, and oversees the work of legal, accounting, tax, claims, reinsurance and IT subcontractors. She has negotiated real estate sales, reinsurance recoveries and commutations; coordinated and litigated with state insurance guaranty associations; identified claims against, and pursued, former officers, directors and owners and others responsible for the insolvencies; and successfully defended motions to lift the receivership stay of litigation.
In addition to her broad range of experience in the insurance industry, Ms. Salch has negotiated and prepared contracts and corporate documents for emerging enterprises in Texas, including the formation of limited partnerships and limited liability companies, as well as book, film and music publishing and licensing contracts. An avid football fan, Ms. Salch was certified by the NFL Players Association as a contract advisor from 2007-2009. Ms. Salch is also a certified mediator, having completed the Dispute Resolution Center 40 hour mediation training program in 2001.
Ms. Salch, a fifth-generation Texan, was born in Houston, Texas. She graduated magna cum laude from Southern Methodist University in 1991 with a B.A. in Advertising and a General Business minor. She received her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1994. Ms. Salch was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in November 1994. She is also admitted to the bars of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. In 2013, Ms. Salch was designated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.
Being a part of, and giving back to, the Austin community is very important to Ms. Salch, who gives her time to a wide array of non-profit organizations, including the Austin Humane Society, the Austin Symphony Orchestra, and the Wine and Food Foundation of Texas. Ms. Salch is a classically trained alto vocalist, who has performed the national anthem at UT and Round Rock Express baseball games, the Dell “Be Well” Walk and the Schlotzky’s Bun Run. She also enjoys snow skiing, golf, fantasy football and SCUBA diving.
Not Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
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