Susan Saltzstein is co-deputy head of Skadden’s nationwide Securities Litigation Group. Her sophisticated litigation practice focuses on the representation of U.S. and global financial institutions, corporations and individual clients embroiled in complex securities, corporate and commercial litigation in federal and state courts.
Ms. Saltzstein’s experience extends to class and derivative actions and corporate control contests, and bet-the-company litigation is one of the mainstays of her renowned practice.
Ms. Saltzstein led the Skadden team that was honored, among other firms, for its Nortel- related legal work by The American Lawyer as the Grand Prize Winner for Disputes.
She regularly counsels clients on a wide range of strategic litigation and corporate governance matters, has extensive experience leading internal corporate investigations, actively defends board members in litigation, and represents clients in SEC and Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission matters.
Ms. Saltzstein has extensive experience providing litigation advice to and representing members of public company boards of directors in litigation. She has advised clients on litigation-avoidance strategy and routinely consults clients concerning litigation-related corporate governance and disclosure issues.
In this regard, she has participated in the successful representation of clients involved in diverse businesses such as financial services, telecommunications, health care, investment banking, hedge funds, private equity and retail.
Ms. Saltzstein is ranked in Chambers USA as one of New York’s top lawyers in general and securities litigation and has been featured by Securities Law360 as one of its “Outstanding Women” lawyers. She also was selected by Lawdragon as one of 500 Leading Lawyers in America.
- J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 1991
- B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1987 (magna cum laude)
- New York
- U.S. Supreme Court
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