Attorney Spotlight: Susan K. Alexander

February 5, 2013

Susan K. Alexander of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP was recently elected to the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers. The California Academy of Appellate Lawyers was founded in 1972 and is the nation’s oldest lawyers’ organization dedicated to appellate practice. Members are elected on the basis of good character and professional reputation, outstanding appellate ability, and a continuing commitment to quality appellate practice. All members must have a minimum of 10 years of practice, having served as lead counsel in no fewer than 25 appeals and having argued at least 15 appeals or writs.

Alexander specializes in federal appeals of securities fraud class actions on behalf of investors. With over 26 years of appellate experience, she has briefed or argued on behalf of defrauded investors in the First, Second, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits. Representative results include Panther Partners Inc. v. Ikanos Commc’ns, Inc., 681 F.3d 114 (2d Cir. 2012) (reversing dismissal of §11 claim); City of Pontiac Gen. Employees’ Ret. Sys. v. MBIA, Inc., 637 F.3d 169 (2d Cir. 2011) (reversing dismissal of securities fraud complaint, focused on statute of limitations); and In re Gilead Scis. Sec. Litig., 536 F.3d 1049 (9th Cir. 2008) (reversal of district court dismissal of securities fraud complaint, focused on loss causation).


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