SAN FRANCISCO, February 22, 2012: Morgan Lewis today announced that Susan Resley—a securities litigator with nearly 20 years of experience, including government service in the Pacific Regional Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)—has joined the firm as a partner in its Litigation practice, resident in San Francisco. Her arrival continues the firm's recent growth in Northern California and builds on the West Coast capabilities Morgan Lewis strengthened last year with a team of lawyers in Southern California led by the former co-chair of the Securities Litigation, White Collar and Government Enforcement practice at another AmLaw 100 firm.
"Susan's arrival builds on our growth and energy in California—where we've added more than half a dozen partners over the past year," noted Jami McKeon, head of the firm's Litigation Practice. "Her deep knowledge of securities litigation and experience as a former SEC enforcement lawyer make her an ideal fit for our clients and our expanding national team."
Ms. Resley represents companies and individuals in securities-related regulatory investigations and in class action and derivative litigation. She has experience representing companies and individuals in investigations and proceedings brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Enforcement, as well as self-regulatory organizations, including FINRA.
Ms. Resley has also represented companies and individuals in nonpublic SEC and related criminal or regulatory proceedings. She also advises companies and boards of directors (including audit committees) on a variety of disclosure issues and has been retained by a number of audit committees to perform internal investigations.
Within Morgan Lewis's 400-attorney strong Litigation practice, Ms. Resley joins a national Securities Litigation & Enforcement team comprised of more than 40 litigators in nine offices across the country. More than 30 of her colleagues at Morgan Lewis are SEC alumni, including a former Chief Trial Counsel for the SEC's Division of Enforcement and a former General Counsel to the SEC's Chief Accountant.