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Susanna M. Buergel


Tel: 212-373-3553
Fax: 212-492-0553

New York
1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064

A partner in the Litigation Department, 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 pending in Delaware Chancery Court; and

  • Ericsson in a securities class action pending 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 selected to Law360's list of 10 securities lawyers under 50 to watch in March 2010. In 2015, Susanna was recommended by The Legal 500 in Financial Services: Litigation and Securities: Shareholder Litigation; and was named a "Local Litigation Star (NY)" by Benchmark Litigation. In 2016, Susanna was recognized by Law360 as one of "The 25 Most Influential Women in Securities Law."


Securities Litigation


J.D., Columbia Law School, 1999

B.A., Columbia University, 1996


Hon. Fortunato P. Benavides, U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit

Hon. Alvin K. Hellerstein, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Bar Admissions

New York

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