Susanna Buergel

  • Lecturer in Law

Susanna M. Buergel is a partner in the litigation department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

She 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 as well as representing financial institutions and other clients before the Securities Exchange Commission and federal and state regulatory authorities. Buergel also has extensive intellectual property experience, counseling and litigating on behalf of clients in copyright, trademark, and patent disputes.

Among her current matters, Buergel represents Citigroup in its subprime-related litigations and regulatory matters, the civil litigations arising out of the activities of former Salomon Smith Barney research analyst Jack Grubman (in connection with his coverage of WorldCom, Global Crossing and other issuers), and regulatory inquiries arising out of its student loan activities.

Buergel also represents Viking Global Investors LP, a successful hedge fund, in a dispute pending in Delaware Chancery Court and Ericsson in a securities class action pending in the Southern District of New York.

She was recognized by Law360 as one of “The 25 Most Influential Women in Securities Law” in 2016.

Buergel received her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1999, where she served as articles editor of the Columbia Law Review and as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and received her B.A. from Columbia University in 1996.