Ms Susan Failla > Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10166
United States

Work Department

Capital Markets and Securities, Latin America, Mergers and Acquisitions, International and Cross-Border Transactions, Corporate, Corporate Governance and Board Advisory, ‘34 Act Reporting and Related Matters, LIBOR Transition


Partner and co-head of the firm’s Capital Markets practice


Ms. Failla is a seasoned problem-solver with more than two decades of experience helping her clients achieve their business goals. She is co-head of Hunton Andrews Kurth’s Capital Markets practice and has led capital markets transactions totaling over $150 billion for companies in the consumer products, energy, information services and financial services industries. Creating business-oriented solutions without compromising client service is the guiding principle of Ms. Failla’s approach to leading transactions.

Ms. Failla’s practice spans corporate finance, including securities offerings and syndicated lending, domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities law compliance. She acts as primary outside counsel to the treasury departments of large public companies and has served as interim general counsel and chief compliance officer of a Fortune 250 international specialty retailer.

Her pro bono clients include not-for-profit corporations and refugees seeking asylum in the United States. She is also an active participant in the firm’s leadership and serves as the administrative partner to the corporate team.


Admitted to the New York State Bar


  • JD, Pace University School of Law, cum laude, Casenote and Comment Editor, Pace Law Review, 1995
  • BS, New York University, 1991

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is intensely focused on the energy (including oil and gas, renewables and energy transition), utilities, retail and consumer, and REITs sectors. The Houston office has experienced a notable uptick in debt offering engagements from energy clients and is also making an impact in green bonds and sustainability-linked bonds thanks to the efforts of Courtney Cochran Butler and others. Susan Failla is driving forward the retail and consumer side of the practice, and Peter O’Brien, Steven Friend and Michael Fitzpatrick are leaders in power and utilities transactions. Richmond’s David Wright is a key name in real estate and REIT deals.