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Advanced Deposition Techniques 2015

 
Author(s): Susan F. DiCicco
Practice Area: Litigation
Published: Jan 2015
PLI Item #: 59052
CHB Spine #: H973

Susan F. DiCicco litigates securities and complex commercial cases, principally representing financial institutions in cases throughout the country. She focuses on complex financial transactions, fixed-income products (particularly structured finance transactions), and derivatives. Susan regularly assists clients with trading issues and disputes, as well as assessing risks on new complex products and formulating strategies for existing transactions. Clients recognize Susan as a practical litigator who is fully versed in their businesses. Susan serves as the practice leader for the firmwide commercial litigation practice.

In the securities defense field, Susan litigates securities class actions and a variety of cases asserting fraud claims under the 1933 Act, the 1934 Act and state blue-sky statutes. She recently obtained a full dismissal for the syndicate of underwriters in the putative class action arising from the Fairway Markets IPO (SDNY) and she is currently representing the underwriters in a putative class action involving the EveryWare global secondary offering (SD Ohio). She also represents clients in cases involving commercial and residential mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securities, structured products, CDOs, CLOs, distressed debt trades, repos, whole loans, loan participations, and a variety of swaps and options. 

In the complex commercial space, Susan handles a wide variety of litigation for institutional parties, including real estate disputes, banking litigation, lender liability litigation, bankruptcy litigation, and secured lending disputes.

AWARDS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Legal and Compliance Division of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
  • Financial Women’s Association, Co-Chair of Professional Services Liaison Committee 
  • Super Lawyers, Securities Litigation, New York Metro (2013–2015) 
  • Legal 500, Financial Services Litigation (2012)
  • Legal 500, Securities Shareholder Litigation (2014–2015)
  • Chambers USA, Securities Litigation (New York) (2006–2011)
  • Editor, Boston University Law Review, Boston University School of Law (1991–1992)

EDUCATION

  • Boston University School of Law, 1992, Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude
  • State University of New York at Binghamton, 1989, Bachelor of Arts, Economics