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)