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After earning her bachelor of science in economics with a concentration in accounting from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Susanne Lieu attended the Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago. She was a member of the Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business and made the dean’s list, graduating with her juris doctor in 1994. Initially focusing on bankruptcy law, Susanne Lieu clerked for the Honorable Eugene R. Wedoff of the Bankruptcy Court of the Northern District of Illinois. She later represented debtors and creditors as an associate with the Bankruptcy and Litigation Department of Schwartz, Cooper, Greenberger & Krauss Chartered.

For the past 18 years, Susanne Lieu has concentrated on real estate law, working for firms in Chicago and New York City. Ms. Lieu currently serves as managing director of Ruben Companies, a New York real estate development and property management organization that owns and operates more than 1,000 residential apartments and $5 million square feet of office space.

Work experience

May 2001Present

Managing Director

Ruben Companies


Sep 1991May 1994


Northwestern University School of Law
Sep 1987May 1991


University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School of Business