Funds Talk: August 2015
Kramer Levin Wins First Circuit Appeal Declaring Puerto Rico’s Restructuring Act Unconstitutional
Susan Jacquemot is an experienced litigator with a wide-ranging commercial litigation practice. Ms. Jacquemot represents public companies, as well as officers and directors, in connection with securities and class action lawsuits and related regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings. Her diverse litigation practice also includes complex tax-related litigation, partnership disputes, bankruptcy litigation, disputes relating to the ownership of valuable works of art, real estate and employment litigation, and a variety of complex commercial contract disputes. She has also represented manufacturers of medical equipment and various types of consumer products in product liability lawsuits. Ms. Jacquemot’s more notable matters include representing UniCredit S.p.A, an Italian bank, in a successful challenge to a multimillion-dollar tax assessment by the New York State Tax Department relating to income derived from international banking facilities, obtaining the dismissal of all claims against officers and directors of General Maritime Corporation in a securities class action lawsuit filed in the Southern District of New York, and filing amicus briefs for the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) and other prominent securities industry organizations in the U.S. Supreme Court and the Second and Ninth Circuits in connection with appeals concerning the sale of more than $200 billion of residential mortgage-backed securities. Ms. Jacquemot maintains an active pro bono practice and serves as a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. She has provided ongoing employment advice and representation to Hudson Guild, a community-based social services organization based in Chelsea, and has recently served as pro bono counsel to plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit challenging the adequacy of sanction notices issued by the city and state welfare agencies to public assistance and food stamp recipients in connection with alleged violations of workfare requirements.