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Susannah S. Geltman
Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Phone: +1-212-455-2762
Fax: +1-212-455-2502

Susannah Geltman represents clients in a wide range of high-stakes, complex commercial litigation matters including securities, class action, and shareholder derivative litigations, as well as insurance and reinsurance coverage disputes. Her work involves the representation of corporations, financial institutions, private equity firms, insurers and reinsurers, as well as boards of directors, board committees and executives. She has extensive trial and arbitration experience and also advises clients in internal investigations. Susannah was recently named a “Next Generation Lawyer” by The Legal 500 and was honored as a “Rising Star” in Litigation by Euromoney’s Americas Women in Business Law Awards. She is also consistently named to Benchmark Litigation’s “40 and Under Hot List,” which honors the achievements of the nation’s most accomplished legal partners under the age of 40. Susannah serves on the Securities Editorial Advisory Board for Law360 and is an editor of the Firm’s Securities Law Alert.

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Work Highlights
Accolades
  • Benchmark Litigation, “40 and Under Hot List”
  • The Legal 500, “Next Generation Lawyer”
  • Euromoney’s Americas Women in Business Law Awards, “Rising Star” in Litigation
Education
  • Cornell Law School, 2006 J.D.
    cum laude; Cornell Law Review
  • Cornell University, 2003 B.A.
    magna cum laude
Associations
  • Law360 Editorial Advisory Board, Securities
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • American Bar Association
Admissions
  • New York 2007
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York 2008
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York 2008

Susannah Geltman is a Partner in the Firm's Litigation Department where she represents clients in a wide range of high-stakes, complex commercial litigation matters including securities, class action, and shareholder derivative litigations, as well as insurance and reinsurance coverage disputes. Her work involves the representation of corporations, financial institutions, private equity firms, insurers and reinsurers, as well as boards of directors, board committees and executives. She has extensive trial and arbitration experience and also advises clients in internal investigations.

Susannah’s representative experience includes:

Susannah has also represented clients on a pro bono basis in a number of areas. Most recently, Susannah co-led the Simpson Thacher team, working together with ACLU and American Immigration Council, that successfully obtained a preliminary injunction from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia blocking the federal government’s new rule that sought to expand fast-track deportations without legal process such as a court hearing or access to an attorney. Susannah is also currently co-heading the Firm’s trial team, working alongside the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), in a long-running litigation involving mercury contamination of the Penobscot River in Maine. Susannah serves as the supervising partner in the defense of appeals of final orders of protection obtained by victims of domestic violence, and also recently filed a brief amici curiae on behalf of 15 organizations in connection with the appeal of a family court’s application of the New York Family Court Act in a child neglect case.

Susannah was recently named a “Next Generation Lawyer” by The Legal 500 and was honored as a “Rising Star” in Litigation by Euromoney’s Americas Women in Business Law Awards. She was also shortlisted in 2019 by Euromoney’s “Americas Rising Stars” Awards as Best in Litigation: Securities. Susannah is consistently named to Benchmark Litigation’s “40 and Under Hot List,” which honors the achievements of the nation’s most accomplished legal partners under the age of 40. She serves on the Securities Editorial Advisory Board for Law360 and is an editor of the Firm’s Securities Law Alert.

Susannah joined the Firm following her graduation in 2006 from Cornell Law School, cum laude, where she served on the Cornell Law Review. She received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Cornell University in 2003. She is admitted to practice in New York.

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