Howard S. Suskin is a partner in Jenner & Block's Litigation Department. 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, and for self-regulatory organizations including the Chicago Board Options Exchange, FINRA and the National Futures Association. 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, has served as a member of the Securities Editorial Advisory Board of Law360, and serves on the faculty of Practising Law Institute. He 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. Members of the Leading Lawyers Network have consistently recognized Mr. Suskin's work in several areas including class actions, commercial litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and securities and venture financing law. He has been named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" for commercial litigation, and Illinois Super Lawyers named him a "Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyer" for four consecutive years. 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.