ProfessionalsSusanna M. Buergel


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A partner in the Litigation Department and co-chair of the Securities Litigation and Enforcement Group, Susanna Buergel has extensive experience handling a broad range of matters, with particular emphasis defending financial institutions and corporations in complex securities and commercial matters in federal and state courts across the country as well as representing financial institutions and other clients before the SEC, the Department of Justice and numerous other federal and state regulatory authorities. Susanna also has extensive intellectual property experience, counseling and litigating on behalf of clients in copyright, trademark and patent disputes.


Susanna's current and recent representations include:

  • Citigroup in multiple matters, including:
    • its Second Circuit victory allowing corporations to enter into federal regulatory consent judgments without admitting wrongdoing;

    • its subprime and credit crisis-related litigations and regulatory matters;

    • its auction rate securities litigation and regulatory matters;

    • its failed investment litigations and regulatory matters; and

    • the civil litigations arising out of the activities of former Salomon Smith Barney research analyst Jack Grubman (in connection with his coverage of WorldCom, Global Crossing and other issuers);

  • Morgan Stanley in connection with a series of antitrust litigations concerning the treasuries market;

  • Viking Global Investors LP, a successful hedge fund, in a dispute in Delaware Chancery Court; and

  • Ericsson in a securities class action in the Southern District of New York, which was dismissed.

Susanna served as articles editor of the Columbia Law Review and was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. She is an adjunct lecturer in law at Columbia Law School and currently teaches a course in trial practice. Susanna was named a Law360 Banking MVP in 2018, and in 2010 she was selected to Law360’s list of "10 Securities Lawyers Under 50 to Watch." Susanna was ranked by Chambers USA 2018 in the Litigation: Securities (NY) category and was named a “Litigation Star (US)” and “Local Litigation Star (NY)” by Benchmark Litigation. She was also included in Lawdragon’s list of “500 Leading Lawyers” 2018. Susanna was recommended by The Legal 500 US 2018 in the “Securities litigation: defense” category. She was also recognized in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers for her work in commercial litigation. In 2017, she was named to Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation. In 2016, Susanna was recognized by Law360 as one of “The 25 Most Influential Women in Securities Law.”


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