Susanna M. Buergel is a partner in the Litigation Department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Susanna serves as co-chair of the Securities Litigation and Enforcement Group. The Group has been named Securities Litigation Department of the Year by The American Lawyer, The New York Law Journal, Benchmark Litigation, Law360 and U.S. News and World Report. The American Lawyer called the practice “big, powerful and swaggering,” noting that “no other firm matched the number and magnitude of headline making securities litigation.” Susanna 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. She also regularly represents clients, including financial institutions and other public companies, before the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice and numerous other federal and state regulatory authorities. Susanna has been recognized by numerous publications and directories, including Law360, Chambers USA, The Legal 500 and Benchmark Litigation. In 2018, Law360 named Susanna a Banking MVP and in 2017 Benchmark Litigation listed Susanna as a Top 250 Women in Litigation.
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. In 2018, she was also recognized by Lawdragon in its list of 31 “Legends” and she was included in its list of “500 Leading Lawyers.” 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 and in 2016, Susanna was recognized by Law360 as one of “The 25 Most Influential Women in Securities Law.”