Susan Muck has conducted internal investigations into alleged bribery and accounting fraud for multinational corporations, represented companies and individuals in SEC investigations and at trial, and regularly advises boards and management on disclosure and accounting issues, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and other regulatory matters. Susan also has extensive experience defending shareholder and class actions that often accompany regulatory matters. She won the dismissal of General Electric-InVision in securities litigation arising out of the settlement of FCPA investigations by the DOJ and SEC, a result that was affirmed by the Ninth Circuit, Glazer Capital Management, LP v. Magistri, 549 F.3d 736. She also won the dismissal of a shareholder class action against Immersion Corp. arising out of an internal investigation and multi-year restatement, a result that was also affirmed by the Ninth Circuit, Loos v. Immersion Corp., 762 F.3d 880 (9th Cir. 2014). More recently, Susan won a rare dismissal of shareholder claims against GoPro Inc. when the court tossed allegations the camera maker and its executives sought to mislead investors in its 2014 initial public offering.
Susan has repeatedly been named one of the top litigators in California by The Best Lawyers in America and Northern California Super Lawyers. She was named to Legal 500’s 2015 list of top Securities Litigation lawyers, and has been recognized as one of the “Top 100 Lawyers” and “Top Women Lawyers” in California by the Daily Journal and Recorder. Susan is a Law360 Securities MVP for her work with Immersion and Diamond Foods, and was recently recognized in the 2016 Chambers USA guide where she was lauded by clients for her “gravitas and influence with regulators and plaintiffs,” her “diplomatic touch,” and her “fierce advocacy.”
Susan is a member of the State Bar of California.