Suzanne Baker was a partner and head of the appellate litigation team in the Houston law firm of Beirne, Maynard and Parsons and a member of the firm’s executive committee before moving to New York in 1999. Before that she was a law professor at the University of Houston College of Law. She and her husband Jan, a partner at the New York law firm of Latham and Watkins, have two children: Gavin, fund manager at Fidelity Investments in Boston, and Allison, who is completing a judicial clerkship in federal bankruptcy court in Delaware. They are now full time Garrison residents. She received a BA from Southern Methodist University, an MA in English from the University of Texas at Austin, and a JD summa cum laude from the University of Houston.