Howard S. Suskin is a partner in Jenner & Block's Litigation Department and a member of the Firm's Management Committee. He is Co-Chair of Jenner & Block's Class Action Practice and a member of the Securities Litigation and International Arbitration Practices. Mr. Suskin has substantial first-chair experience representing individuals and business entities in civil and criminal securities matters, including class actions alleging securities fraud and misrepresentation claims, derivative actions claiming breach of fiduciary duty, contests for corporate control, insider trading investigations and broker-dealer issues. He serves as an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the Circuit Court of Cook County, FINRA and the National Futures Association, and also as a mediator with FINRA. Mr. Suskin is an active member of the ABA Securities Law Committee, including serving as Co-Chair of the Class and Derivative Actions Subcommittee. Mr. Suskin is a member of the Chicago Bar Association's Board of Managers, and he is former Chairman of the Chicago Bar Association's Class Action Committee, Bench & Bar Committee, Financial & Investment Services Committee and Securities Law Committee. Mr. Suskin is a member of the Advisory Board of Board IQ, a Financial Times publication, and has served as a member of the Securities Editorial Advisory Board of Law360. Mr. Suskin also is on the faculty of Practising Law Institute, has lectured extensively, and has published numerous treatises and articles on issues relating to arbitrations, class actions and securities law, including serving as editor and co-author of the West Publishing Illinois Civil Litigation Guide, Moore's Federal Civil Motion Practice and Pretrial Civil Litigation, the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education Treatise on Class Actions, and the ABA's Annual Survey of State Class Action Litigation. Mr. Suskin graduated from Northwestern University with distinction, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and obtained his J.D. degree with honors from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was a member of the Michigan Law Review.