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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10019-6064
United States
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Work Department

Litigation, Securities Litigation


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J.D., Columbia Law School, 1999; B.A. Columbia University, 1996

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense

(Leading lawyers)

Susanna BuergelPaul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

The team is responsive, develops sound litigation strategies and is great to work with‘, says a client of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. The firm is acknowledged to be a go-to firm for bet-the-company securities litigation for financial institutions, large corporations and their directors and officers, with equal strengths in shareholder class actions, derivative suits, and government investigations and enforcement actions. Firm chair Brad Karp oversees the practice with co-chairs of securities litigation Susanna BuergelAudra Soloway and Andrew Ehrlich. Soloway, who is ‘effective in bringing cases into focus and developing strategies for dismissal‘, defeated a putative class action for AEA Investors arising from its IPO and secondary public offering. Karp, Buergel and veteran litigator Richard Rosen handled class action litigation and regulatory investigations for Morgan Stanley in which plaintiffs allege conspiracy to rig the pricing of Treasury Bills. Daniel Kramer is another prominent practitioner; he is currently handling a matter for biopharmaceutical giant Alexion Pharmaceuticals. Contacts in Washington DC include Kenneth Gallo, who is co-chair of the litigation department, and emerging talent Jane O’Brien.

United States > Dispute resolution > Financial services litigation

(Leading lawyers)

Susanna BuergelPaul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP has a track record of success some of the most complex and high-stakes litigation in the financial services sector. The team’s antitrust practice is especially notable, as it represents major banks such as Morgan Stanley and Citigroup in both state and federal litigation, as well as in investigations by regulators. The practice is also adept at handling novel matters, a recent example of which is its representation of the state of Qatar in a lawsuit in the New York Supreme Court against a number of banks alleging the manipulation of the market for Qatar’s currency and bonds. Practice head Brad Karp is widely respected for his work in securities and white-collar crime litigation. In one highlight of 2020, Karp won the dismissal of a breach of fiduciary duty case brought against the Blackstone Group by beneficiaries of the Kentucky state pension system, in a case that had the potential to act as a test case for similar litigation. Susanna Buergel is a specialist in securities litigation with a close relationship with Citigroup, which she represents in antitrust and False Claims Act disputes. Daniel Kramer is another key figure in the team’s securities litigation practice; he is currently leading the aforementioned Qatar litigation.