Susan Fine

Senior Associate

Areas of Practice

Professional Experience

Susan Fine represents public school districts as General Counsel and Special Education Counsel in Westchester, Nassau, Suffolk, and Orange Counties, New York. Ms. Fine handles school litigation matters in state and federal courts, appeals to the Commissioner of Education, impartial special education hearings under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and New York Education Law, student disciplinary proceedings, and discrimination and/or retaliation claims before the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. Ms. Fine also advises school clients regarding aspects of school governance including Freedom of Information and Open Meetings Law and procurement issues.

Ms. Fine joined Keane & Beane in 2017 with over 15 years of experience in representing school districts. She began her legal career serving in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps.


State and Federal Courts of New York

Professional Associations

New York State Bar Association
New York State Association of School Attorneys

Professional Activities/Publications

Ms. Fine is a frequent lecturer for in-service workshops for public school district clients and the National Business Institute on issues related to general education and special education law.


1983, J.D., University of Nebraska College of Law
1981, B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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