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Robbins Geller Partner Susan Alexander Elected to the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers

April 27, 2015

Robbins Geller partner Susan K. Alexander has been elected to be a member of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, an invitation-only fellowship that recognizes outstanding appellate lawyers and is committed to advancing the administration of justice and promoting the highest standards of professionalism and advocacy in appellate courts.

Membership in AAAL is reserved for experienced appellate advocates who have demonstrated the highest skill level and integrity. Nominations to the organization can only be made by current Fellows. Nominees are thoroughly vetted by the legal and judicial communities in a confidential process and must be elected to the fellowship by the board of directors. Because of these high standards, Academy Fellows rank among the “Who’s Who” of appellate practice in the jurisdictions where they appear.

Ms. Alexander has nearly 30 years of appellate experience, briefing and arguing on behalf of defrauded investors in nearly all of the federal circuits around the country.  In the past year, Ms. Alexander was a crucial member of the team that obtained a $95 million settlement in the VeriFone securities class action, one of the largest securities class action settlements ever achieved in the Northern District of California. The settlement was the result of over seven years of tenacious litigation, including lead plaintiff’s successful efforts to reverse the district court’s dismissal of the action with prejudice. 

Ms. Alexander, along with other attorneys in Robbins Geller’s Appellate Group, has won many precedent-setting decisions in the federal Courts of Appeal and Supreme Court.  The Firm’s Appellate group works closely with the Firm’s trial litigators in seeking appellate review or defending favorable judgments and orders to help achieve the best results for shareholders.

Ms. Alexander also chairs the Ninth Circuit Advisory Committee on Rules of Practice and Internal Operating Procedures, serves as the Northern California and Hawaii coordinator of the Ninth Circuit Pro Bono Program, and is President-Elect of the Northern California chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

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