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Susanna Chu

Susanna Chu

Washington, DC
T: +1 202 682 3571 F: +1 202 682 3580

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Susanna Chu focuses her practice on complex litigation at the trial and appellate levels on behalf of private and governmental entities. Her work spans a variety of subject areas, including banking and finance matters, energy litigation, and statutory interpretation and constitutional issues.

Susanna is an active participant in the firm and in the community. She is a member of the firm’s Professional Development and Communications Committee and has worked on significant pro bono matters. Susanna serves as Vice Chair of the Washington, DC chapter of YaleWomen and as a member of the National Women’s Law Center’s Leadership 35 Committee.

Susanna graduated from the New York University School of Law in 2004, where she was a staff editor for the Journal of International Law & Politics. She received her undergraduate degree, cum laude and with distinction in the major, from Yale University in 1999.

Representative Matters

  • Argued before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the Maryland Public Service Commission in an appeal from a decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding rules governing capacity auctions in markets administered by PJM Interconnection, LLC.

  • Represented the City of Los Angeles in a matter involving the Port of Los Angeles’ Clean Truck Program at a trial in the Central District of California, on appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and in the United States Supreme Court.

  • Represented the California State Controller’s Office in a variety of matters, including the City of San Bernardino Chapter 9 proceeding.

  • Represented a large electric utility before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission in complex litigation relating to the construction of a $3 billion integrated gasification combined cycle plant.

  • Represented a state regulatory agency in an appeal to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals of decisions by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission concerning return on equity “incentive adders” for new transmission investment.

  • Represented a bank seeking a tax “gross-up” with respect to damages awarded by the US Court of Federal Claims as a result of the government’s breach of a supervisory goodwill contract.

Practice Areas


New York University School of Law, JD, 2004

Yale College, BA, cum laude, 1999; with Distinction in the Major

Bar Admission(s)

District of Columbia

New York

United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

United States Supreme Court

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