Susan A. Wetzel Esq.

Haynes and Boone LLC
Wetzel, Susan


Susan Wetzel, Esq., is a partner in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone and is the chair of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Group. She counsels employers, executives, and members of corporate boards regarding design, implementation, and compliance issues relating to retirement plans, welfare plans, employee benefits, executive compensation, and mergers and acquisitions. She has provided legal advice regarding the employee benefit issues in over 800 mergers and acquisitions throughout her career.

Susan’s experience also includes, among other things, assisting U.S.-based clients with the design and implementation of equity incentive plans for the benefit of their globally-based employees. She is a frequent speaker on employee benefits issues at seminars for human resources groups, bar associations, individual companies, and continuing education seminars.

Susan is a contributor to Haynes and Boone's Practical Benefits Lawyer blog, which discusses issues and developments in the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation.

In 2017, Susan was inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2019 as a leading lawyer in Employee Benefits (ERISA) law.

Susan received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Western Michigan University and her Juris Doctor from Ohio Northern University. She is admitted to the Indiana and Texas bars.