Susan DiCicco co-chairs Bingham’s Financial Institutions Regulatory, Enforcement and Litigation Group, where she litigates commercial and securities cases. For more than 15 years, her primary focus has been litigation involving complex financial transactions and the full range of fixed-income products and derivatives. Long before the credit crisis began, Susan has been litigating cases involving 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.
Susan frequently counsels clients in ways to avoid or minimize the risks associated with their businesses and transactions. She is recognized by clients as a litigator who is fully versed in fixed-income trading issues, and she regularly advises clients on the risks associated with specific complex products and alternative strategies for dealing with ratings downgrades, defaults, margin calls and related issues.
Susan also conducts internal investigations and reviews. She represents broker-dealers and other financial institutions in connection with investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Susan’s practice also involves corporate bankruptcy, insolvency and reorganizations. She has represented creditors in several important bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings affecting banks and broker-dealers.
Susan is a member of Bingham’s Firm Committee, as well as the firmwide Diversity Committee and New York Mentoring Group.